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Installation view of Braving Time, NAS Galleries. Photo: Peter Morgan

Braving Time: Contemporary Art in Queer Australia

18 Mar 2023
National Art School Gallery 3 Feb - 18 Mar 2023

Braving Time: Contemporary Art in Queer Australia is, as curator Richard Perram asserts, a show “about contemporary art in queer Australia” and not “an exhibition of queer art in contemporary Australia.” As I attempt to unpick the subtle sematic differences between these two frameworks, I wonder if they aren’t really one in the same. Is the curatorial objective of foregrounding queer subjectivity and worlds in Australia and Australian art not also an exercise in queering contemporary art and Australia? I’ve barely made it past the introductory wall text and my mind is already whirring with unanswered questions.

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