2009/0090 HHH #7

HHH #7

Artist

Fiona FOLEY
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
20 Mar 1964
 in
Maryborough, Queensland

Artwork

Title
HHH #7
Date
2004
Medium/Material
ultrachrome print on photographic rag paper
Dimensions
112.1 x 83.8cm (sheet) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2009
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2009/0090
Currently on display (GALLERY 1 SPECIAL EXHIBITON GALLERY in GALLERY BUILDING)

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In a subversivefashion Foley presents to her audience the Hedonistic Hanky Haters, a groupof activists who came together in the 1960's as a response to the Americanrace hate group, the Ku Klux Klan. With obvious visual references to theKu Klux Klan's menacingly iconic costume, including robe and conical hat,Foley has created a cue that instinctively triggers reflection of theabominations inflicted upon people of colour in the United States of America,Australia, Africa and many other parts of the world. These works, as withmany of Foley's photographs and installations challenge the legitimaterepresentations of race portrayed by the media and those in positions ofpower, throughout history.MR 15/10/18

Curatorial insightFoley's H.H.H. series explores representations of race hate throughout history. In a subversive fashion Foley presents to her audience the 'Hedonistic Honky Haters', a group of activists who came together in the 1960s as a response to the American race hate group, the Ku Klux Klan. With obvious visual references to the Ku Klux Klan's menacingly iconic costume, including robe and conical hat, Foley has created a cue that instinctively triggers reflection of the abominations inflicted upon people of colour in the United States of America, Australia, Africa and many other parts of the world. These works, as with many of Foley's photographs and installations, challenge the legitimate representations of race portrayed by the media and those in positions of power, throughout history. (AGWA, 2009)

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