FUTURE ARCHAEOLOGY

SYDNEY. 30 OCTOBER – 17 DECEMBER 2015.

Future Archaeology presents work by a group of artists currently based in Australia who conceptually engage with notions of tradition through contemporary cultural artefacts. Through an appropriation of the discipline of archaeology, the exhibition presents artworks that excavate cultural artefacts as sites for the interrogation and unpacking of the social and political forces within Asia-Pacific that have led to mass migration, cultural displacement and environmental destruction. The exhibition also draws on a leading theme of multiplicity – of numerous geo-historical trajectories borne of moments of disruption, rather than continuity – as a means to consider both historical moments and contemporary developments that have shaped the cultural landscape.