Everywhen – The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia: Harvard Art Museum

Yhonnie Scarce

5 Feb - 18 Sep 2016

Yhonnie Scarce has been curated into Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia. This exhibition surveys contemporary Indigenous art from Australia, exploring the ways in which time is embedded within Indigenous artistic, social, historical, and philosophical life. For Indigenous people, the past is understood to be part of a cyclical and circular order known as the “everywhen”; conceptions of time rely on active encounters with both the ancestral and natural worlds. While the exhibition focuses on the last 40 years of Indigenous art, it also includes historical objects from the rich collections of Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology to underscore both the continuity of cultural practice and remarkable adaptive innovations.

Yhonnie’s work The Silence of Others will be on display alongside some of the most significant contemporary Indigenous Australian artists until 18 September 2016.

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