Coming to The Phillips Collection: Aboriginal Australia June 2 – September 9, 2018

Wintjiya Napaltjarri Womens Ceremonies at Watanuma phillips collection washington dc 2018

‘Marking the Infinite’ spotlights nine leading Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australian: Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Carlene West, and Regina Pilawuk Wilson.

The approximately 60 works are drawn from the collection of Miami-based collectors and philanthropists Debra and Dennis Scholl, carefully curated by the Scholls in conjunction with Australian art historian Henry F. Skerritt, with many key works commissioned specifically for the exhibition.

The artists are from remote Aboriginal communities across Australia, and the subjects of their art are broad, yet each work is an attempt to grapple with fundamental questions of existence, asking us to slow down and pay attention to the natural world. These are marks made upon an “ancient endless infinity,” revealing humanity’s insignificance against the steady movement of time and the cosmos.

Entry to Marking the Infinite will be available free of charge on the weekend of June 2-3, 2018 as part of the museum’s annual Jazz and Families Fun Days.

The Phillips Collection. 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009.

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