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Offshore Identity Crisis

IMANTS TILLERS, A Painting Which Does Not Speak II, 1989, synthetic polymer paint on canvas boards, 212.8 x 117.8 cm, courtesy Sherman Galleries, Sydney.

Art exhibitions, through juxtaposition of individual works and fresh context, can be used as research tools for uncovering new truths. 'Identities: Art from Australia', which opened in Taipei in December 1993, offered a thoughtful perspective of the nature of Australian society today. For an Australian it seemed a long way to come to confront issues relevant to self and home but it was the broader implications…

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