Discover the art show the New York Times calls “unmissable”.
For the first major Australian contemporary Aboriginal art exhibition in Texas, I researched and interviewed Paul R. Davis, Curator of Collections for the Menil Collection, Dr. Georges Petitjean, from the Fondation Opale in Lens, Switzerland and Sally Scales from the APY Art Centre Collective in outback Australia. If you’re in town, run to see one of the world’s most highly prized collections. ‘Mapa Wiya’ (Your Map’s Not Needed) at the Menil in Houston. You can watch this interview on TV across the U.S. or right here.
‘Mapa Wiya’ at the Menil is a co-production of SuperMarketLove LLC and Dizzy Worldwide Corp. ©2019
Details: Mapa Wiya is the title of the works displayed, which have been sourced by the Menil’s curator, Paul R. Davis, in tandem with Dr. Georges Petitjean, from the Fondation Opale in Lens Switzerland. Art philanthropist, Bérengère Primat of the Fondation Opale, spent over a decade discovering the Australian outback and the work of its master indigenous artists including Kunmanara (Mumu Mike) Williams, Fred Grant, Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles, Ronnie Tjampitjimpa, Rover Thomas Joolama, Paddy Nyunkuny Bedford Jawalyi, Kanpi Women’s Collaborative – Maringka Baker, Kani Tunkin, Teresa Baker, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Anatjari Nº lll Tjakamarra, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Lily Karedada, Tommy Mungatopi, Ignatia Djanhara, Yaritje Young, John Mawurndjul, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Wawiriya Burton and many other Australian Aboriginal peoples. Showing at the Menil until February 2, 2020.