Opening reception Friday, Oct. 13, 7–9 p.m., free to the public
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) presents the acclaimed exhibition Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia, featuring paintings and sculptures of nine contemporary women artists from remote Aboriginal areas across the island continent. The exhibition will open on Sept. 23 and be on view through Jan. 21.
Of the nine artists, seven are still alive: Nonggirrnga Marawili, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Two have died: Gulumbu Yunupingu and Wintjiya Napaltjarri.
Born between the 1920s to the 1970s, these women are revered matriarchs in their communities, and are among the most celebrated artists in Australia; all have works in the Australian National Museum’s collection. Nyapanyapa Yunupingu’s work has been shown at the Sydney Biennale. The work of her sister, Gulumbu Yunupingu, is in the permanent collection of the Musée du quai Branly in Paris. Regina Pilawuk Wilson’s work was shown at the Moscow Biennale.
© Echo Magazine 2016