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The Ocean After Nature
Countercurrents

Samstag Museum of Art

Australian Premiere

  • About

    The Ocean After Nature and Countercurrents feature the work of 23 Australian and international artists, exploring our relationship with and connections to the oceans through new media, sculpture, installation, painting and photography.

    Having premiered in New York The Ocean After Nature reflects on the complicated planetary effects that humanity and the oceans have on each other. In response, the Samstag Museum of Art has invited a number of artists to probe the implications of this complex relationship for our region in the compelling Countercurrents.
  • Credits

    The Ocean After Nature features work by
    Allan Sekula & Noël Burch, as well as Rosa Barba, Ursula Biemann, CAMP, Yonatan Cohen & Rafi Segal, Mati Diop, Maria Domenica Rapicavoli, Drexciya, Peter Fend, Reneé Green, Peter Hutton, Hyung S. Kim, Manny Montelibano, Deimantas Narkevicius, The Otolith Group, Ulrike Ottinger, Supersudaca and United Brothers. The accompanying catalogue features an essay by Lucy Lippard

    Countercurrents features work by Daniel Boyd, Baden Pailthorpe, Alex Seton, Fiona Tan, Angela Tiatia, James Tylor, and Ken & Julia Yonetani


    The Ocean After Nature is a travelling exhibition organised by Alaina Claire Feldman and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, with the generous support from ICI’s International Forum and the ICI Board of Trustees

    Countercurrents is a Samstag Museum of Art exhibition curated by Gillian Brown with Erica Green, assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Presented in association with Adelaide Festival



    Angela Tiatia, Holding On (still image from digital moving image), 2015, single channel High definition video, 16:9, colour, sound.
    Courtesy the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Narm Melbourne.

    Fiona Tan, Leviathan, 2015, projection and sound installation.
    Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London.

    Ken & Julia Yonetani, Sweet Barrier Reef (detail), 2009, sugar, vegetable gum, polystyrene, dimensions variable.
    Courtesy the artists.

“…The Ocean After Nature is like a diver, breaking the surface to plumb the depths of our perceptions.”

Frieze Magazine

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