Institutional art collections can be an archive of their past attitudes and future aspirations as well as a constellation of knowledges and times. As records of evolving tastes and values, collections are prone to inevitable gaps in knowledge, language and care.
I will tell you my story is a group exhibition that engages with some of the 800+ artworks in the UTS Art Collection to consider how the collection can be re-read in light of the present, challenged as an archive, and imagined anew. New commissions and loans by unrepresented artists bring new context to the UTS Art Collection, its history and future.
Artists to be announced.
I will tell you my story forms part of an ongoing collection development project at UTS that seeks to bring new voices and perspectives to the UTS Art Collection.
Image: Kevin Diallo, Statue from the series Neo Bogolan (detail), cyanotype on pigment printed cotton poplin, 85x120cm, 2016.