Aboriginal Collective proppaNOW Wins Jane Lombard Prize for Artwork and Social Justice
The Vera Record Heart for Artwork and Politics has introduced Australian Aboriginal artist collective proppaNOW because the recipient of the 2022–24 Jane Lombard Prize for Artwork and Social Justice. The Meanjin/Brisbane–primarily based collective was chosen for the honour, which is attended by a $25,000 money prize, for its 2021 exhibition “OCCURRENT AFFAIR,” on the College of Queensland Artwork Museum, showcasing new and up to date works by its members and addressing “present sociopolitical, financial and environmental points whereas celebrating the power, resilience and continuity of Aboriginal tradition,” in accordance with a curatorial assertion.
Voting unanimously of their favor was an award jury chaired by Simone Leigh, who gained the Golden Lion at this yr’s Venice Biennale, and moreover comprising Carin Kuoni, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Wanda Nanibush, and Rasha Salti. In a joint assertion, the jury members praised proppaNOW for its efforts in pushing again in opposition to “the invisibility of city Aboriginal up to date artwork,” noting that it has “damaged with expectations of what’s correct (‘proppa’) in Aboriginal artwork; created a brand new sovereign house for First Nations artists internationally exterior colonial stereotypes, needs for authenticity, and capitalist capitulations; and opened new political imaginaries.”
The Jane Lombard Prize, which honors excellent achievements in artwork and politics and acknowledges artworks that advance social justice, took as its theme this yr “Correction.” proppaNOW, which was established in 2003 to carry consideration to city Aboriginal artists and to fight the standard expectations positioned on such artists by colonizers, was certainly one of 5 finalists for the prize, alongside Colectivo Cherani for Cherán Cultural Heart; Khalil Rabah for The Palestinian Museum of Pure Historical past and Humankind; KUNCI Research Discussion board & Collective for College of Improper Schooling; and The Africa Cluster of the One other Roadmap College. The collective’s undertaking will probably be exhibited at New York’s Vera Record Heart subsequent fall.