Wednesday 17 May 2017 – OAS Lecture, in the Centenary Auditorium,
Art Gallery of NSW, 6:30 – 8pm. Free. Anneke Jaspers – Curator, Contemporary
Art at the Art Gallery of NSW will be presenting a lecture on:
The National is a major new exhibition surveying key directions and individual practices shaping the field of contemporary Australian art. A partnership between the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the exhibition is presented across all three venues, with further iterations to follow in 2019 and 2021.
This lecture will introduce the curatorial framework for the current exhibition at AGNSW, where the focus is on work that navigates and reinterprets various histories – aesthetic, social, economic, environmental – to offer new readings of the present. It will delve into the work of First Nations artists including Gunybi Ganambarr, Taloi Havini and Dale Harding. Using a range of mediums – painting, video, sculpture and installation – these artists offer different perspectives on the legacies of colonialism and conflicting systems of cultural value.
Anneke Jaspers is co-curator of The National 2017. As Curator, Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales she works across the collection and exhibitions with a focus on socially-engaged, situational and interdisciplinary practices. In 2016, she collaborated with curator Adrian Heathfield to realise the performance program ghost telephone for the 20th Biennale of Sydney. She has published widely on contemporary art and her editorial projects include the award-winning publication for the major survey exhibition Pop to popism in 2014.
OAS is pleased to announce that this event will be opened with a welcome by Maud Page, Deputy Director and Director of Collections at the AGNSW.
This is a free event hosted by the Art Gallery of NSW. Refreshments will not be offered at the meeting but the gallery cafe will be open till 9:30 and the restaurant until 9pm. The members lounge & gallery shop will also be open until 9pm. A free courtesy bus departs from the Gallery entrance every 15 minutes from 7pm until closing (10pm) for the Domain Car Park, Martin Place, Wynyard and Town Hall. OAS intends running a small in-house raffle on the night.