“I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it…”
It would be a mistake to consider the work of Vernon Ah Kee as purely political in motivation.
“The present is being dismal, so instead of keeping a temporality where the present and the past influence the future, we want to switch things around and have the future influence the present.”
“PEOPLE OF PERTH… I COME WITH A MESSAGE FROM THE FUTURE – THE ART WORLD IS AWESOME AND EVERYTHING IS FINE…”
The saying goes that the only difference between a radical and a conservative is 10 years.
I’ll sit in a chair while you can sit on the couch, and so we can begin our art therapy session.
One of the lessons of the Archibald prize is that it’s impervious to criticism.