Video: Blak on blak by Gordon Hookey
A Framer Framed symposium organized in collaboration with the Australian art magazine Artlink and the AAMU – Museum for contemporary Aboriginal art around the special Artlink issue Blak on Blak. In this edition Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, writers and curators think about their practicing artists.
Regardless the substantial contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to the Australian art world, racist classifications like skin color and geographical origin still have an influential role in the perception and evaluation of their work. Issues of colonialism, racism and land rights are at the heart of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists like Richard Bell, Vernon Ah Kee, Fional Foley and Gordon Hookey of the art collective proppaNOW. Questions of representation, indigenous identity politics and political activism coincide in their contemporary art work and go beyond traditional oppositions between black and white, urban and rural, modern and traditional.
Video registration of the contribution by Gordon Hookey can be found below.
AAMU – Museum for contemporary Aboriginal art , Utrecht, the Netherlands, May 30, 2010.
Contemporary Aboriginal art /