My Mother Country

Aboriginal Dot Painting

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Date of publication March 2022

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My Mother Country
Aboriginal Dot Painting

Ed. Matthias Haldemann/Kunsthaus Zug, text(s) by Joelle Clément, Roberta Colombo Dougoud, Roland Dahinden, Joseph Egan, Matthias Haldemann, Fritz Hauser, Janet Holt, Bethan Huws, Leonora Kugler, graphic design by Monika Sommerhalder

German, English

2022. 304 pp., 191 ills.


22.80 x 28.80 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-5154-4

Contemporary Painting from Australia

The collection of Joëlle and Pierre Clément includes a careful selection of works by indigenous Australian painters. This catalogue by Kunsthaus Zug features 80 works by 50 artists from the collection, as well as paintings by Emily Kame Kngwarreye. The image and text contributions allow for an in-depth examination of the color-intensive, abstract painting and shed light on the diverse artistic positions of the different peoples and regions of Central Australia. With their “dot paintings,” the painters translate their millennia-old culture between traditional mythology and postcolonial reality into fascinating images created for indigenous and international viewers.

The publication brings together 50 painters, including established names such as Kathleen Petyarre and Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, as well as lesser-known positions. One focus is on the works of EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (1910–1996).

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