Unlearning: The alternative route to Australia

The power of Indigenous art in the global contemporary is presented through a collaborative exhibition between Australia and South Korea.

How do non-Australian cultures perceive and understand Australia, and what role does art play in advocating for Indigenous sovereignty? These critical questions of our times are explored in a co-curated exhibition between Sydney’s Artspace and the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), 경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA.

The Korean title of the exhibition translates to ‘rediscovering the route’, while in the context of Australia, UN/LEARNING signals a mode of restructuring, specifically to unlearn colonial structures, notes art historian, lecturer and curator Stephen Gilchrist.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.