Brook Andrew Denkmal Exhibition Opening
The Australian Embassy Berlin is pleased to present works by the acclaimed artist Brook AndrewAugust 15th, 2018
The Australian Embassy Berlin is hosting Denkmal, a solo presentation of works by internationally acclaimed Australian visual artist Brook Andrewin, who was recently appointed Artistic Director of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney.
Following a 12-month artist residency this year at Berlin’s Künstlerhaus Bethanien, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Andrew explored various memorial sites within Berlin, wider Germany and Europe, investigating the lack of indigenous memorials within Australia that respond to Aboriginal loss and the frontier wars. Andrew is recognized as a leading figure in the recognition of Aboriginal people’s history and existence informed by his cultural inheritance of Australian Wiradjuri (Aboriginal) and Celtic ancestry.
His interdisciplinary artistic practice draws upon new and historical forms, images and texts that conflate archival sources, cultural markers, ethnographic records, found objects and ephemera from different time periods that conjure alternative timelines. Curated by Berlin-based Australian Art Director and writer Rachael Vance, the exhibition will present a selection of recent works comprising sculpture, film, collage, archival material and installation that activate the Embassy’s foyer exhibition space and courtyard.
The exhibition will be open from 06.12.18 until 15.02.19 at the Australian Embassy in Berlin
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