Bluey and Curley Conduct the Children's Choir 2002

Bonita Ann Ely
For artists interested in questions of social and political justice there is a strong tradition of working with symbols and images appropriated from the wider culture. The installation interrogates Australia’s racist assumptions regarding Islam arising from stereotypical signs related to traditional Muslim attire, alluding to the fact that these attitudes persist and drive Australia’s involvement in the current Iraqi war. Asking, does the social history of racism in Australia contribute to the imposition of a...
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