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Ua numi le fau

Curated by Léuli Eshraghi (SAM/IRN/VIC)

Developed in association with Gertrude Contemporary

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Dates

6 May - 25 Jun

Venue

Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Time

Tue–Fri 11am–5:30pm | Sat 11am–4:30pm

OPENING Fri 6 May 6pm

Price

Free

Access

  • 50 - eye
  • auslan
  • wheelchair - Copy

Auslan interpreted opening, Fri 6 May 6pm

Warnings

Contains adult themes

Event Details

Featuring Atong Atem (SSD/VIC), Dale Harding (Bidjara/ Ghungalu/Garingbal/QLD), Yuki Kihara (SAM/JPN/NZ), Carlos Motta (COL/USA), Frédéric Nauczyciel (FRA), Mandy Nicholson (Wurundjeri/VIC), Megan Cope (Quandamooka/VIC) and Robbie Thorpe (Gunnai/VIC)

Six leading local and international artists draw on resurgent First Nations and diasporic knowledges in Ua numi le fau, an exhibition project asserting sovereign futures through performance video, photography and textiles.

The title is a Sāmoan expression that literally means ‘the string tying the lupe pigeon is entangled’, but is used metaphorically to explain an affair that is complicated and difficult. Bodies and kinships are explored through sexuality, spirituality and ecology in this exhibition, which will be uniquely articulated in multiple languages and mediums. Ua numi le fau frames material presences and politics in art, performance and text from Fitzroy, Collingwood and Abbotsford in Wurundjeri territory, to the world beyond.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

4 MAY | 7.30pm | 60 min
Institute for Postcolonial Studies IPCS, 78-80 Curzon St, North Melbourne
Yuki Kihara ‘A Study of a Samoan Savage’
$5 waged, $3 unwaged, members free. Open to all

5 MAY | 12.30pm | 60 min
VCA Artforum, School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts, 254 St Kilda Rd, Southbank
Yuki Kihara ‘Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?’
Free, open to all

5 MAY | 4.30pm | 60 min
Gender Studies Seminar Series, Old Quad-G18 (Cussonia Court Room 2), Building 150, University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Parkville
Yuki Kihara ‘A Study of a Samoan Savage’
Free, open to all

18 MAY | 1pm | 60 min
MADA Artforum, G104, Monash University Art Design and Architecture (MADA), 900 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield East
Dale Harding ‘Cultural Safety as Research Methodology’
Free, open to all

24 MAY | 6pm | 60 min
Screening + Q&A with Frédéric Nauczyciel, Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Free, open to all

25 MAY | 1pm | 60 min
MADA Artforum, G104, Monash University Art Design and Architecture (MADA), 900 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield East
Frédéric Nauczyciel
Free, open to all

26 MAY | 12.30pm | 60 min
VCA Artforum, School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts, 254 St Kilda Rd, Southbank
Léuli Eshraghi & Frédéric Nauczyciel
Free, open to all

  • Image 1
    Frédéric Nauczyciel, 'A Baroque Ball [Shade]' (film still), 2014. Film 5’13’’, shot at Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2013. Courtesy the artist
  • Image 2-3
    Carlos Motta, 'Nefandus' (still), 2013. Courtesy Galeria Filomena Soares, Instituto de Visión, Mor. Charpentier Galerie and the artist

Ua numi le fau was developed through Next Wave’s Emerging Curators Program with Gertrude Contemporary for Next Wave Festival 2016.

This project has been supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the Curatorial Practice program at Monash University Art Design and Architecture (MADA), City of Yarra, the Embassy of France in Australia, the VCA School of Art at the University of Melbourne, and the Alliance Française de Melbourne.