May 26, 2014

Who’s Afraid of Jason Wing?

Emerging Aboriginal artist, Jason Wing, won the 2013 NSW Aboriginal art prize for his sculpture, Australia was Stolen by Armed Robbery, a statue of Captain Cook covered with a balaclava. The piece caused outrage. In 2014, why is a young Indigenous man questioning the dominant colonial culture still considered so shocking? Jason is one of Australia’s most interesting emerging artists who celebrates his Aboriginal and Cantonese heritage in his provocative art.