Atong Atem: To be real
This exhibition showcases the photographer's work as part of the Photo 2021 International Festival of Photography.
Following months (and months) of lockdown, the Immigration Museum is finally able to exhibit the work of South Sudanese-born, Melbourne-based artist Atong Atem. Running through January 31, 2021, Atong Atem: To be real showcases the photographer's work as part of the Photo 2021 International Festival of Photography.
Revealing a new series of large-scale photographic works, Atem captures moments that verge on the surreal and hyper-real. The artist uses bright tones and textural outfits to explore themes of mythology and fantasy — as well as examine her own identity and sense of belonging in contemporary Australian life.
While entry is free, booking ahead is a must. Head here to grab your ticket.
Top image: Bigoa with Fan (2020) by Atong Atem