E&R

EXHIBITIONS & RESEARCH
Information on current exhibitions and research.
For past projects, please visit Brook Andrew Wordpress Blog.

EXHIBITIONS

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Room A; Fusilage; Habitat
Museum intervention at the exhibition The Boomerang Effect

Musée d'ethnographie, Genève, Switzerland
18 May 2017 – 7 January, 2018

 
Image: Archive from the Van Abbemuseum collection.

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Part of Deviant Practice research programme

Van Abbemuseum, Holland
23 September – 5 January 2018

RESEARCH

Künstlerhaus Bethanien residency, Berlin

On residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, in Berlin, Brook is researching the representation of Australian Indigenous loss by learning from German memorials relating to genocide and fascism. This project is motivated by the lack of memorials to the frontier wars in Australia where in-numerous first peoples were murdered and in the aftermath - cultural genocide. This work does not compare historical traumas but investigates the methods of display: how have artists, architects, communities and institutions in Germany and surrounding Europe made traumatic histories visible in the public sphere? 

 

Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF), Washington, DC

Brook is researching the National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC, part of his Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF). The extensive collection on ethnology, field-notes, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, film and video in these archives, extends Brook's current and past research, specifically at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford; Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge; and the Anthropology Department Collection, University of Vienna. By working with these collections Brook's intention is to discover new images, video and sound recordings that many Aboriginal people in Australia have not seen before and at times cannot be found in Australian collections.