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53rd Venice Biennale Participating Artist

Vernon Ah Kee

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By Michael Young

Vernon Ah Kee. Photo by Nadine Saacks. Courtesy Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Unafraid to throw racially charged themes into the open, Indigenous Australian artist Vernon Ah Kee uses the language and imagery of popular culture to parody white Australians’ assumptions of what it is to be an Aboriginal. A radical and political polemic imbues Ah Kee’s wall-mounted text works, photography, installation, prints and drawings, and most recently, videos, which address…

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