MICHAL GLIKSON / The Australindopak Archive
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.
Photos: Jakob Lindner