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Apr. 29Jun. 11, 2006

  • Apr. 29Jun. 11, 2006
  • Closed Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday) ※May 1 is open
  • Admission:Adults ¥700/College Students ¥600/High School and Junior School Students, Over 65 ¥500

Destiny Deacon: Walk&don’t look blak is the first survey by this leading Australian Indigenous artist to be shown in Japan. Deacon’s international profile includes participating in the Yokohama Triennale of Contemporary Art, 2001, Documenta 11, Kassel(Germany, 2002) and Walk &don’t look blak spans fifteen years of Deacon’s career and highlights photographic, video and installation works that have established her in the Australian and international art worlds.

Deacon creates uncanny, beautiful, frightening and funny vignettes of contemporary life from her domestic surrounds. For many years, she has photographed her family and friends in staged scenarios augmented by props and costumes. Recurrent themes include landscape, portraiture, narrative and phantasmagoria. Deacon often incorporates her ‘Aboriginalia’ and black ‘dollie’ collections to illustrate these concerns. Dolls are given personality and life within melodramatic arrangements and Deacon’s trademark ‘blak’ humour.

Being there, 1998

Over the Fence, 2000

Waiting for Goddess(B), 1993/2003

Courtesy of the Artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (c)Destiny Deacon

※タイトルの“Don't look blak”は「back(過去)」「black(黒人)」など複数の意味を持つディーコンのつくった造語です

1957年クイーンズランド州メリーボロー生まれ。カカ(クイーンズランド州遠北部)、エルブ・メール(トレス海峡)族出身。 メルボルンで育ち、1979年、メルボルン大学で文学士号を取得。1981年、ラ・トローブ大学にて教員養成課程を修了。アーティスト/写真家、演技者、ビデオ製作者、ライター、教員、 ラジオ・ブロードキャスターとして活動