Metropolitan Museum of Art opens Installation of Contemporary Aboriginal Painting


Mitjili Napurrula, (Australian, Pintupi people, born ca. 1945) - "Watiya-Tjuta", 1999. Acrylic on canvas, (127 x 185.4 cm), 50 x 73 inches. Private Collection. © The artist 2009, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency.

NEW YORK, NY.- An installation of 14 bold and
colorful paintings created by contemporary Aboriginal Australian artists will go
on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 15th .

Drawn from a U. S. private collection, “Contemporary Aboriginal Painting
from Australia” will provide an introduction to Aboriginal painting, which has
become Australia’s most celebrated contemporary art movement
and has
attained prominence within the international art world. The installation will
present works created primarily over the past decade by artists from the central
desert, where the contemporary painting movement began, and from adjoining
regions, to which the movement spread.