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Helen Johnson @ ICA


© Helen Johnson

Courtesy of
The Artist
Institute of
Arts (ICA)

Quoted text,
interview with
Alexander Glover


March 31, 2017 

2-TIMES · Art
Helen Johnson,
Warm Ties’ @
Institute of
Arts (ICA)

In Australia at
the moment, the
most important
things happening
culturally are
concerned with
Indigenous critiques
of colonialism.

The exhibition:
Is Melbourne-based 
Helen Johnson's
first solo at the ICA
co–commissioned with 
Artspace in Sydney, 
for which the artist
presents a series of
large-scale paintings
that repurpose and
re-examine images
of rituals used by
colonists in an attempt
to legitimise their
occupation of Australia. 

Johnson weaves &
overlays historical
and contemporary
signifiers creating
points of tension and
reflection through the
medium of painting.

2-TIMES' highlights: 
· Bad Debt, 2016 
· Worst comes
to the worst, 2016 

On view at: 
Institute of 
Contemporary Arts 

The Mall, St. James's,
London SW1Y 5AH,
United Kingdom. 

April 16, 2017.