Marking the Infinite

    Yukultji Napangati, Ancestral Women at Yunala, 2007. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 60 1/4 x 48 inches. © Yukultji Napangati, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd, courtesy Papunya Tula Artists, Collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl

Panel Discussion: The Innovation of Traditions

Thu, Oct 12, 7:00 p.m.

$5 (Members $3)

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This engaging panel will discuss the importance of Indigenous knowledge in the 21st century.

Join Miami-based collectors and philanthropists Debra and Dennis Scholl, along with experts in Australian Aboriginal art, including Henry F. Skerritt, curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Collection at the University of Virginia, and Matt Ward, director of Outstation Gallery in the Northern Territory of Australia. Accompanying the panel is more local artist, Nora Naranjo Morse, an accomplished Pueblo artist from New Mexico, whose ephemeral installation, “Always Becoming” made of clays, packed earth, wood, and stone can be seen at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

The discussion is in conjunction with the exhibition, Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists From Aboriginal Australia, featuring the work of nine contemporary women artists hailing from remote Aboriginal areas: Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. The Scholls have lent the artworks, many of which are being seen publicly for the first time.