NB Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tina Baum’s lecture, ‘To Tri or Not: The Indigenous presence in “iennials,”’ has been cancelled. Léuli Eshraghi’s lecture, ‘Curating Under Pressure in Settler Colonies,’ will take place at 2:30pm at Blak Dot Gallery, Brunswick.

Saturday, 29th October 2016, 2:30pmBlak Dot Gallery, Brunswick
Free to attend

This lecture explores the pressures and tensions for First Nations curators, artists and thinkers when presenting ceremonial-political practices in culturally unsafe, Eurocentric art museums. How do major presenting, learning and teaching programs in settler colonies address civilisational gaps in knowledges and presences of and determined by First Nations?

Léuli Eshraghi is a Sāmoan and Persian artist, curator and PhD candidate at MADA – Monash Art Design & Architecture. His practice is centred on indigeneity, language, body sovereignty, and queer possibility. He has exhibited in the Moananui a Kiwa and Turtle Island, and curated Ua numi le fau, Gertrude Contemporary for Next Wave Festival 2016, and Vai Niu Wai Niu Coconut Water, Kabul-dja Caboolture Regional Art Gallery.

Co-presented by TarraWarra Museum of Art, Gertrude Contemporary and Discipline as part of the ‘TarraWarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation Lecture Series’. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.