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Ellie Buttrose

HÖLLER, Carsten; Left/Right Slide

Carsten Holler worked as a biologist before becoming an artist, and his art works might be thought of as experiments that act on the viewer in surprising ways. He has stated that experience is the…

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BARTANA, Yael; The Missing Negatives of the Sonnenfeld Collection

Yael Bartana uses photography and video to explore Jewish identity. Born in Afular, Israel, in 1970, to whom she describes as very Zionist parents,(1) Bartana characterises herself as an ‘artist from…

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SARACENO, Tomás; Biosphere

Tomas Saraceno is internationally renowned for his ambitious sculptures and installations that take the form of webs and interconnected spheres or bubbles. Frequently created through weaving and…

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fatmi, mounir; The angel's black leg

Moroccan artist mounir fatmi’s keen eye was developed as a child by the local flea market, where the sounds, smells and images of local and imported products competed for attention.(1) His…

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attrib. to HASEGAWA SCHOOL; Pair of six fold screens...

The Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji) written by Murasaki Shikibu in the eleventh century is a literary classic. The Tale of Genji details the life of Genji, the son of the emperor, and his treasured…

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TUFFERY, Michel; Povi tau vaga (The challenge)

Michel Tuffery is one of the Pacific's most established contemporary artists. He is celebrated for his witty and insightful comments on the cultural, environmental and political issues of the region.

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FRASER, Andrea; Little Frank and his carp

Andrea Fraser began exhibiting in the United States in the mid 1980s. Much of her work is concerned with the hierarchical structures of the art world and the relationships between its constituent…

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HAZOUME, Romuald

The photographic works Avion de Terre and La Roulotte by Romuald Hazoume document a ubiquitous scene in Porto Novo and other Beninese cities: plastic jerry cans hanging precariously on motorcycles and…

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McGINLEY, Ryan; BMX

Since the early 2000s, Ryan McGinley has constructed a body of work picturing his adolescent friends and others involved in the skateboarding scene on New York's Lower East Side. He has developed a…

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ROTTENBERG, Mika; Mary's cherries

Often in Mika Rottenberg’s video works, female characters with striking physical presences and in unusual environments, undertake a mundane, productive task that results in an unexpected output. When…

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REBAY, Hilla; With tenderness

Born Hildegard Anna Elizabeth Rebay von Ehrenwiesen in Strassburg, Germany (now France) to an aristocratic German family in 1890, Hilla Rebay studied music and then painting from an early age. While…

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SIDIBÉ, Malick

Malick Sidibé is one of Mali’s most distinguished photographers. In 2003, he won the Hasselbad Award, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale in 2007, and in 2008, the…

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HAERIZADEH, Rokni; Subversive salami in a ragged briefcase...

Rokni Haerizadeh is an Iranian-born, Dubai-based painter and animator who has garnered international attention for his lyrical social critiques painted in a contemporary Persian miniature style. He…

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ARTLINES: 'Abdullah's Someone else's king and someone else's country'

Donated to the Collection in 2020 by an anonymous donor, this work by Perth-born artist Abdul Abdullah deftly shows how international affairs can have a personal and emotional impact, writes Ellie…

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