Vernon Ah Kee: Inaugural Courtyard Comission - Art Collector

Vernon Ah Kee, authors of devastation, 2016, 320 x 240 cm acrylic on linen, installation view Griffith University Art Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery Brisbane. Courtesy: IMA, Fortitude Valley

The IMA Courtyard Commission is an ongoing commissioning platform engaging with Australian and international artists to produce dynamic new public artwork. The first commission is a monumental text-based work conceived by Vernon Ah Kee, which builds on the artist’s powerful use of language. Born in North Queensland, Ah Kee’s work is a constant and provocative investigation of race, ideology, and politics. For this work Ah Kee has created a text that addresses the cityscape on a scale that is unprecedented in the artist’s practice.

Exhibition opens: 30 July 2016
Exhibition closes: ongoing
Location: Institute of Modern Art, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld, 4006
Contact: 07 3252 5750

About Institute of Modern Art
The Institute of Modern Art (IMA) has been the leading independent forum in Queensland, Australia, for the production, presentation, and circulation of contemporary art and discourse for forty years. Our innovative and diverse programs embed the international in the local and engage the local internationally.

The IMA is a non-collecting institution, presenting an ambitious program of exhibitions that concentrate on new commissions by Australian and international artists at pivotal points in their practices. The IMA has a longstanding commitment to research and a rich history of publishing artist monographs and critical readers, together with a vibrant program of events, workshops, and talks.

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