An image of Untitled no 1

Ingeborg Tyssen

(Netherlands, Australia 1945 – 09 Oct 2002)

Untitled no 1

Location
Not on display
Further information

Tyssen's works explore the relationship between European artefacts and the perception of our Australian cultural heritage. The broken artefacts were found and photographed in Paris, highlighting the idea of the great European cities being a bastion of culture and a repository of cultural remnants.

The perceived notions of the 'civilised' Europe and the 'uncivilised' new country meant that until recently many Australians looked to Europe to find a cultural identity. Tyssen questions this need and her own position as a European migrant in Australia, and reflects upon the fragmentary and dislocated nature of memory, history and culture.

Year
1991-1992
Media
Photograph
Medium
2 gelatin silver photographs
Dimensions
31.5 x 97.9 cm sight overall; 44.5 x 111.0 cm frame :
1 - left; 31.5 x 49.1 cm; sight
2 - head right; 31.5 x 48.7 cm; sight
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by J.S. Watkins Memorial Fund 1993
Accession number
235.1993
Copyright
© Ingeborg Tyssen, 1991-92. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney