(Netherlands, Australia 1945 – 09 Oct 2002)
Untitled no 2
- 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.
- 2 gelatin silver photographs
- 31.6 x 98.1 cm sight overall; 44.5 x 111.0 cm frame
1 - head left; 31.6 x 49 cm; sight
2 - hand right; 31.6 x 49 cm; sight
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased with funds provided by J.S. Watkins Memorial Fund 1993
- Accession number
- © Ingeborg Tyssen, 1991-92. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney