All these dots are making me dizzy: An Indigenous Perspective on the Australian Western Desert Dot Painting Movement

In conjunction with the exhibition Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

Franchesca Cubillo (Larrakia), Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, will give an Indigenous perspective on the acrylic painting movement. While it has gained great public visibility and critical success, it is also sometimes characterized in a trivializing way as “dot painting.” She will discuss the movement’s significant impact on, and import for, Indigenous Australians.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Departments of Anthropology and Art History, Morse Academic Plan, Native Peoples Forum, Fine Arts Society (a student organization), and Grey Art Gallery.

Starts 10/22/09 6:00 pm
Ends 10/22/09 8:30 pm
Participants Franchesca Cubillo
Location Silver Center, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)


Program Types: Lecture