Kristian Laemmel-Ruff’s latest exhibition Mind the Gap is coming to the Arena Project Space for two weeks.
Mind the Gap is a somewhat dark and politically charged meditation on the gap between Australian cultures. It is not asking us to close the gap, to homogenise or assimilate; rather it asks us to acknowledge the gap, nurture the gap, celebrate the diversity rather than deny its existence. It encourages us to question and hold ourselves accountable for our actions as global citizens.
The work aims to highlight colonial mannerisms and differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ways of understanding and valuing land. Mind the Gap encourages us to imagine a future with deeper reconciliation and stronger acknowledgment of our true history rather than having our heads in the sand.
Kristian Laemmle-Ruff is a photographic artist based in Melbourne, Australia. His work focuses on social, cultural and environmental challenges in an increasingly fragile and globalised world. Having recently expanded his practice to include sound and installation, Kristian blends documentary rawness with conceptual uses of symbolism and colour.
Viewing hours: 10am – 5pm @ 2 Kerr St Fitzroy April 7th/8th/9th and April 13th/14th/15th/16th
Launch Discussion: Thursday April 13th at 7pm. All Welcome.