New Aboriginal art installation visible from the Eiffel Tower - Art Collector

A view of the Musée du Quai Branly from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Courtesy: the photographer and Wikimedia Commons

1 May 2013 | The rooftop of the Musée du Quai Branly will soon be home to a major new installation by renowned Aboriginal artist Lena Nyadbi.

A partnership was struck between the Musée, the Australia Council and the Harold Mitchell foundation last year, resulting in Nyadbi being commissioned to create a site-specific installation for the Musée rooftop. It will measure nearly 700 square metres and will be visible from the Eiffel Tower and through Google Earth.

The work is titled
Dayiwul Lirmum (Barramundi Scales) and will be in Nyadbi's signature rich and spare aesthetic. It will be unveiled in Paris on 6 June 2013 and will coincide with a major new exhibition of Kimberley artists from Warmum Art Centre at the Australian Embassy in Paris, which opens on the same date.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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