Antipodean Stories: PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan

Yhonnie Scarce

17 Dec 2019 - 16 Feb 2020

Yhonnie Scarce’s large scale installation Remember Royalty will be presented in Italy for the first time this December at the PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan.

PAC Milano once again explores international cultures with a major new exhibition showcasing contemporary art from the Australian continent. AUSTRALIA. ANTIPODEAN STORIES is the largest exhibition of contemporary art to be presented outside Australia, and includes 32 artists from established to emerging and from different generations and cultural backgrounds.

New and recent painting, performance, sculpture, video, drawing, photography and installations – including works made specifically for the exhibition – map a metaphorical journey through the multicultural landscape of Australian contemporary art. Artists in the exhibition are influenced by their individual histories, experiences and backgrounds, languages, ethnicity, religions and different traditions – from Aboriginal or Islander cultures, to those of European, Pacific, Asian and American descent.

The exhibition explores a constellation of practices as well as cultural, historical, political and social perspectives relating to the Australian context; geographically opposite, or ‘the antipodes’ to the northern hemisphere. AUSTRALIA. ANTIPODEAN STORIES presents a portrait of our current times – hybrid, dynamic, diverse and complex.