TONY ALBERT
Brothers
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
The University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
29 May - 16 August 

Tony Albert’s Brothers on exhibition this summer at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of U.Va. engages with issues of race, police violence, discrimination and identity. These works feature portraits of young Aboriginal men with targets painted onto their chests. Albert has added designs and symbols he associates with strength and resistance.Moving Targets, a film depicting a dance commissioned by Albert from choreographer Stephen Page of Bangarra Dance Theatre, will be shown in the exhibition.

Brothers brings an international voice to the ongoing dialogue about race and discrimination surrounding recent events in the U.S. and Charlottesville. Curator Franklin Sirmans from Los Angeles County Museum of Art, wrote an essay for the Brothers exhibition catalogue, placing Tony’s work in conversation with a host of other internationally known contemporary artists

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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