Went to see ‘In Absence’ today. The 2019 winning entry of the National Gallery of Victoria’s 2019 Architecture Commission. Spent the guts of two hours in and around this profoundly moving & thought provoking site-specific installation by Kokatha and Nukunu woman, Yhonnie Scarce @yhonniescarce and @editionoffice. . ‘In Absence (...) invites audiences to better understand the fallacy of the premise of Terra Nullius, which declared Australia as an emptiness awaiting ownership, by revealing and celebrating over 3000 generations of Indigenous design, industry and agriculture’. .
If you’re heading to Melbourne this is a must see. Jump online to the NGV website to read the essay by Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, Ewan McEoin, plus if your lucky enough to be in Melbourne head to the NGV for an intimate guided tour next Sat 14th 2-3pm and the keynote lecture on Thu 23 Jan 20, 6pm. Going to try to come back for the keynote Yhonnie.
Massive congrats to all ❤️❤️❤️