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Title

Untitled no 2


Artist

Ingeborg Tyssen

Netherlands, Australia

1945 - 09 Oct 2002


About

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.


Details


Date

1991-1992


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

2 gelatin silver photographs


Dimensions

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.


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the J.S. Watkins Memorial Fund 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

236.1993


Artist information

Ingeborg Tyssen

Works in the collection

31


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Judy Annear, Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Sydney, 2005. no catalogue numbers

Anthony Bond and Victoria Lynn, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'Contemporary Practice - Here, There, Everywhere ...', pg. 229-285, Sydney, 1994, 262 (illus.).

Isobel Johnston, Ingeborg Tyssen - Twenty years on photography, Sydney, 1995, 2 (illus.). cat.no. 91