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Friday, 17 February 2017
The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) presents Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker, a large scale exhibition of new works commissioned from 15 artists responding to Australian photographer Max Dupain’s iconic Sunbaker image. The exhibition opens at the State Library of NSW tomorrow (18 February) and will be on show until 17 April 2017.
The artists are Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian Thompson, Angela Tiatia, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Daniel Von Sturmer, Justene Williams and William Yang.
Under The sun explores views of our culture, our identity and our nationhood through works that will surprise, challenge and enthuse audiences. The artists reflect Australia’s multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith nature, enabling a creative and often very personal exploration of the question ‘is there something new under the sun?’ These artists contemplate, and interpret Max Dupain’s photograph – a symbol of a particular time and vision of Australian culture – while offering unique perspectives on what it
could possibly signify in our current society.