Overview participating exhibitions

Terra Cognita
2012

Terra Cognita

Polixeni Papapetrou

Haunted Country (2006)

A recurrent theme in Australian films, literature, art and history is the child who disappears into the bush. In contrast to European fairy tales, in which the wilderness can also be a refuge, and a place of self-discovery and transformation, the Australian bush is only a place of curse and doom. HAUNTED COUNTRY consists of images that are staged at places where children of colonists once disappeared. Both literally and metaphorically they touch on the vulnerability of children and the ambivalent relation Australians have with their merciless landscape.

  • Witness 1933

    2006

  • Daylesford 1863, #1

    2006

Biography

Polixeni Papapetrou (Australia, 1960) was trained as a lawyer, but in the 1990s transferred her interests to photography. She took her Master of Arts at RMIT University, and earned a doctorate at Monash University, both in Melbourne. She has made her reputation with intimate work in which, in a guarded manner, the world of children is central. 

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Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Price EUR 15,00