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Marking Australia’s 25th year at the Venice Biennale, Archie Moore’s Pavilion will contend with Indigenous kinship, surveillance and incarceration, and First Nations language revival.

Australia Pavilion 2024 Pays Homage to First Nations

Left to right: Ellie Buttrose; Archie Moore. Photo: Rhett Hammerton (2024).

On Thursday, Australia Pavilion commissioner Creative Australia announced the details of Kamilaroi and Bigambul artist Archie Moore’s exhibition at the 60th Venice Biennale (20 April–24 November 2024).

The Brisbane-based artist’s project marks the 25th anniversary of Australia’s participation in the Biennale, whose 2024 edition takes on the theme Foreigners Everywhere.

Curated by Ellie Buttrose, kith and kith will immerse viewers in personal and universal stories, reflecting on Australia’s 254-year history within the 65,000+ year context of the artist’s Aboriginal family heritage.

Centring the idea that relationality is the root of identity, Moore’s presentation explores his Kamilaroi, Bigambul, British, and Scottish ancestry, and pays tribute to the fortitude and sovereignty of First Nations peoples.

The exhibition will further explore how Australia’s history is linked with the carceral system, from the British Empire’s establishment of penal colonies in 1788, to First Nations peoples in Australia being statistically some of the most incarcerated people globally today. —[O]

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