Many Voices Create

How can Indigenous methodologies be at the heart of art writing?

How can personal and political histories Indigenise art criticism to generate a sovereign framework of engagement?
How can Indigenous methodologies be at the heart of art writing?
How can art writing transform into a practice that acknowledges immaterial epistemologies?
What is the role of aural and spoken word?
How can systemic forms of colonial repression be dismantled in the publishing arena?
How can we write a future art criticism of complicity together?

Featuring First Nations arts writers and spoken word performers from Australia and Sámi writers and spoken word performers from Northern Europe, in dialogue about shared and urgent concerns, the webinar discussion focuses on action and agency. By convening a space for knowledge sharing and relation building, the conversation will consider linguistically diverse narratives rooted in country, lands and oceans, of self-determination, storytelling, writing and survival, contestation and listening.

Co-presented with AICA Australia (The International Association of Art Critics) and OCA, Norway (Office for Contemporary Art).

Prof Natalie King - CoVA Fellow, President AICA Australia, Curator of Yuki Kihara, Aotearoa New Zealand at the 59th Venice Biennale 2022
Kimberley Moulton - AICA Board Member, Yorta Yorta curator, writer and Senior Curator, South-Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Museums Victoria and Artistic Associate for RISING Festival Melbourne
Timimie Märak - Sámi word warrior, Stockholm
Clothilde Bullen - AICA Board Member, Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and Wardandi, Nyoongar and Badimaya, Yamatji curator
Dr. Liisa-Rávná Finbog - Sámi scholar, Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo; Curatorial Team, The Sámi Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia 2022
Faye Blanch, Simone Ulalka Tur and Dr Ali Gumillya Baker - Flinders University, Adelaide; members of Unbound Collective

Image:  Aske-nïejte (moon girl) and Biejjie-bearnie (sun boy) dancing on the Northern Light (2021). Excerpt from a larger work entitled "biejjie-aske" showing Sámi stories by Sámi duojárat Ina and Niila Omma.