Exhibition of 2000 Years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art Opens in Canberra

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CANBERRA.- The first large exhibition ever to explore the captivating art made in Southeast Asia to honour the ancestors and the spirits of nature opened this week at the National Gallery of Australia. Life, death and magic: 2000 years of Southeast Asian ancestral art introduces vibrant, often frightening and sometimes supernatural art from across the vast Southeast Asian region. Ron Radford AM, Director of the National Gallery of Australia said “It is a responsibility as well as a source of great fulfilment to present audiences with groundbreaking exhibitions and publications celebrating diverse works of art, especially the art of our region. Life, death and magic most certainly is such an exhibition.” Featuring over 250 works of art, Life, death and magic gives extraordinary insight into 2000