The Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Carriageworks have this morning announced 49 artists who will be presenting work for the inaugural The National: New Australian Art.
The single curated program will be held across the three venues from March 30, 2017. It will be the city’s largest exhibition focused on contemporary Australian art.
Although The National is curated by a single team and makes up a single exhibition, each of the three institutions will exhibit works connected to a specific theme.
The AGNSW will present the work of “contemporary artists who are engaging with marginal narratives and contested histories, including how these are shaped by uneven power relations and conflicting value systems.”
The work at Carriageworks will address “the current fluidity of identity – individual and collective, real and imagined.” They will “address the fractures and contingencies of Australian identity, with a strong cross-generational and cross-discriplinary focus.”
The MCA will present “artists working with key concerns through time, pulling history through and beyond the present; in particular artists working with repeated gestures and processes, or returning to actions, images or motifs consistently through time in their practice.”
Chris Bond & Wes Thorne
Ronnie van Hout
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran
Alex Martinis Roe
Keg de Souza
Featured image: Atlanta Eke, Body of Work, 2014 Keir Choreographic Award, Photograph: Gregory Lorenzutti