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Family: Visions of a Shared Humanity

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Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road, Sydney NSW 2000
Lower level 2
When

Every day, 10am to 5pm Saturday 6 November 2021 to Sunday 13 February

Guest curated by Franklin Sirmans, the director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Family: Visions of a Shared Humanity presents an important exhibition of video works by some of the most internationally renowned artists of our time.

Family invokes the humanity of the world as interconnected by shared concerns. When we are all facing attack by both an invisible virus and a highly visible pandemic of social injustice, can we find deeper meaning in the term ‘family’, as it pertains to humanity globally?

This moment, marked in the United States and beyond by a litany of recent killings of Black people, has also seen courageous activism and coalition-building through recognition of the intersectionality of race, gender and disadvantage.

Family brings together an epic suite of powerful works, many never seen before in Australia – by leading artists such as John Akomfrah (Ghana/UK, 1957), Garrett Bradley (USA, 1986), Stan Douglas (Canada, 1960), Theaster Gates (USA, 1973), Arthur Jafa (USA, 1960), Kahlil Joseph (USA, 1981), Isaac Julien (UK, 1969), Steve McQueen (UK, 1969) and Carrie Mae Weems (USA, 1953). Together, these pieces – mostly in the democratic medium of video – open a conversation by asking: how do we see each other?

The exhibition is accompanied by a range of public programs with diverse creative practitioners that draw attention to local perspectives, including workshops, talks and music.

Covid-safe information

Prior to 1 December, for everyone’s health and safety, Covid-19 vaccination (age 16+) and masks (age 12+) are legal requirements for all visitors. We need to view proof of vaccination to manage our work health and safety risks and comply with Public Health Orders. Your information will be kept private.

The health and safety of visitors is the top priority of the Art Gallery, which will continue to be guided by the NSW Government’s health guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you to back soon.

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