Cross pose: body language against the grain

Butler, Sally (2015) Cross pose: body language against the grain. UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland.

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Author Butler, Sally
Title Cross pose: body language against the grain
Place of publication UQ Art Museum
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication date 2015-05-16
Editor Evie Franzidis
Total pages 1 curated exhibition
Language eng
Subject Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibition/Event - Exhibition/Event
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Cross Pose – Body language against the grain brings together Australian artworks from The University of Queensland Art
Collection that use the human body as an expression of complex subjectivity and visual politics. The exhibition explores
how artists map the socially and politically regulated body and push back against this control. Bodies in these artworks
adopt a pose to intervene with conventional political thought, investing it with new forms of association. The body’s sensory
language helps to shape the political in ways that differ from the spoken and written word. Introduction Cross Pose focuses on Indigenous perspectives, featuring artists who explore the complex terrain of their subjectivity within frameworks created by the self and others. The artworks both declare and contest standpoints of individual and collective identity, and negotiate alternative approaches to national subjectivity and sovereignty. Bodies in these artworks collectively assert a politics of self-determination. The non-Indigenous and collaborative artworks included in the exhibition provide a historical context to this snapshot of the politics of Indigenous subjectivities.

Exhibition dates: 16 May – 9 August 2015
Keyword Art - Australia
Indigenous art
Body as project
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Thu, 02 Jul 2015, 13:52:09 EST by Sally Butler on behalf of School of Communication and Arts