MICHAL GLIKSON / The Australindopak Archive

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September 7 - October 7, 2017

Negotiating journey through painting

Michal Glikson has been exploring peripatetic art practice with a focus on painting as a means of negotiating cross- cultural experience and the uncertainty of transitional life since 2006.

The Australindopak Archive is a series of scroll paintings that chronicle the artists’ immersive journeys in Australia, India and Pakistan between 2012 and 2015. The paintings offer her lived experiences of peripatetic life and a plethora of experiences and encounters with extra/ ordinary people. Like scrapbooks or photograph albums, in the presence of the artist the scroll becomes a social instrument, a vehicle for storytelling. In this way the artist shares her experiences with viewers through intimate, informal, and Sheherazade-like performances that narrate the stories of the paintings.

Installation views

Photos: Jakob Lindner

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