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Group exhibition: Family: Visions of a Shared Humanity

November 6, 2021 - February 13, 2022

Isaac Julien Western Union: small boats (The leopard) 2007 (video still) 16mm film transferred to digital video, colour, 5.1 surround sound Art Gallery of New South Wales, Lawrence Hinchliffe Bequest Fund 2018 © Isaac Julien Image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is pleased to present Family: Visions of a Shared Humanity, an important exhibition of unmissable video works for unsettled times, by some of today’s most internationally renowned artists.

Created in partnership with Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), USA, and guest curated by Franklin Sirmans, director of PAMM, Family presents an urgent and powerful exploration of the interconnectedness of global humanity at a moment of division, from Sirmans’ own African American perspective.

The free exhibition features nine works by leading American, British and Canadian artists, including John Akomfrah (Ghana/UK, 1957), Garrett Bradley (USA, 1986), Stan Douglas (Canada, 1960), Theaster Gates (USA, 1973), Arthur Jafa (USA, 1960), Kahlil Joseph (USA, 1981), Isaac Julien (UK, 1969), Steve McQueen (UK, 1969) and Carrie Mae Weems (USA, 1953). Together these pieces open a conversation by asking ‘how do we see each other?’

This moment, marked in the United States and beyond by a litany of recent killings of black people, has also seen courageous activism and coalition building through recognition of the intersectionality of race, gender and disadvantage.

Art Gallery of NSW director, Michael Brand said Family is the first collaboration between the Art Gallery and PAMM, and part of our goal to represent diverse, multicultural communities within a local and global context.

‘I want to thank my colleague Franklin Sirmans for working with us so creatively within the confines of various pandemic lockdowns. We are proud to partner with our colleagues at the Pérez Art Museum Miami to present this moving and timely exhibition after the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 and explore this global moment of alertness to social and racial injustice,’ said Brand.

Family features nine extraordinary works that seek to create understanding through the power of art and open conversation about the deeper meaning of the term ‘family’, as it pertains to humanity.’

Details

Start:
November 6, 2021
End:
February 13

Organiser

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Phone:
+61 2 9225 1700
Email:
artmail@ag.nsw.gov.au
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Venue

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd
Sydney, NSW Australia
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Details

Start:
November 6, 2021
End:
February 13

Organiser

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Phone:
+61 2 9225 1700
Email:
artmail@ag.nsw.gov.au
View Organiser Website

Venue

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd
Sydney, NSW Australia
+ Google Map