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21 Oct – 7 Nov 2021


Art Gallery of South Australia


All Ages

Free Event

Exhibition Times

10am - 5pm

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A dreamlike exhibition bringing together renowned international visual artists, True Self presents a compelling series of works traversing the divide between truth and fiction in search for the self.

Lindy Lee's episodic shadow prints contemplate the Zen Buddhist koan about a woman named Ch'ien whose body and spirit are separated. Yayoi Kusama's painting ‘Infinity Net’ wonders where the self begins and ends. And Ai Wei Wei's diaristic twelve screen installation '258 Fake' scrolls through the 7,677 digital photographs taken by the artist in his Beijing studio before his detainment and passport seizure, questioning the very role of surveillance in the construction of the self.


Ai Wei Wei
Lindy Lee
Mikala Dwyer
Olafur Eliasson
Yayoi Kusama

In response to the exhibition themes, uniquely accomplished guzheng player Zhao Liang will also perform a special original composition inspired by the works displayed with San Ureshi – one of South Australia’s most diverse and bold ensembles including erhu player David Dai and Satomi Ohnishi on percussion.

See more on Zhao Liang's Performance

IMAGE | Yayoi Kusama, born Matsumoto, Nagano prefecture, Japan 1929, Infinity Dots, 2001, Japan, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 162.0 x 130.0 cm; The Gwinnett Family Collection, © Yayoi Kusama, photo: Saul Steed

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre's OzAsia Festival