February 24 – April 15, 2001
Art Sonje Center
Tracey Moffatt is a renowned female documentary film and video artist as well as a photographer from Australia, who has reached international acclaim in the 90s through such exhibitions at the Venice Biennial (1997) and Dia Center in New York (1997/8).
Borne an aborigine, Tracey Moffatt was adopted at the age of three by a white low-class Australian family and grew up in suburbia in Brisbane. Moffett’s works touch upon various problems the country, once a colonial settlement, faces based upon her childhood memories and experiences, as well as the familiar ideas and objects of the popular culture. The curator of the exhibition, Michael Snelling, Director of Contemporary Museum in Brisbane, has praised Tracey Moffatt’s works, which cover such strong issues as sex and class, racism and colonialism, etc, for successfully expressing the continued tension against the recurring conflicts.