A Major exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal Art, drawn from the collection of Miami based collectors, Debra and Dennis Scholl, is set to tour the USA.
No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting brings to and American audience, significant works by acclaimed Aboriginal painters at the vanguard of contemporary art. This ground breaking exhibition will be presented at Nevada Museum of Art, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, beginning in February 2015.
One of the artists included in the exhibition is Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri (born circa 1958), whose work was included in dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany in 2012. This was a highpoint in Tjapaltjarri’s career, which began in 1986, only a few short years after making international headlines as a member of the “Pintupi Nine:” one of the last groups of nomadic Aboriginal tribes to emerge from Australia’s Western Desert. Tjapaltjarri’s work will be shown alongside the renowned artists Paddy Bedford (c.1922–2007), Jananggoo Butcher Cherel (c.1918–2009), Tommy Mitchell (c.1943-‐2013), Ngarra (c.1920-‐2008), Prince of Wales (Midpul)(c.1938-‐2002), Billy Joongoora Thomas (c.1920-‐2012), Boxer Milner Tjampitjin (c.1935-‐2009) and Tjumpo Tjapanangka (c.1929-‐2007).
The exhibition will be accompanied by an exceptionally illustrated catalogue edited by Henry F. Skerritt.
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