7 July - 30 Sept
Sixty-four works have been selected for Imants Tillers’s wide retrospective Journey to Nowhere at the Latvian National Museum of Art, taken from the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in New Zealand, the Eleonora and Michael Triguboff, Lynette and Terrence Fern, Will Baillieu collections in Australia, as well as from the artist’s private collection.
The works chosen demonstrate the development of master’s creative oeuvre over a period of more than forty years – from 1975 to 2017. From the legendary installation of 1975 inspired by Marcel Duchamp and immediately selected to represent Australia at the São Paulo Art Biennial, to paintings using the appropriation method and in particular quotations from aboriginal art which caused such controversy in Australia in the 1980s. Two of the works on show were created in collaboration with the indigenous Australian artist Michael Nelson Tjakamarra.