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Resistance of Aboriginals successful at Kochi Biennale

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Kochi, Jan 4: ‘Embassy’, an set up arrange by famous Australian artist Richard Bell as an emblem of the resistance of the aboriginals, is making waves on the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, a world exhibition of latest artwork being held right here.

The ‘Embassy’ has been created by placing up a tent outdoor on the Biennale venue in Fort Kochi.

The set up displays a theme that brings to gentle the discrimination and exploitation confronted by Australia’s aboriginal inhabitants even after the colonial interval, and requires the defence of the aboriginal perople everywhere in the world.

A descendant of the aboriginal tribe, 70-year-old Richard Bell decries the owner-slave mentality nonetheless present deep-rooted in sure human minds, as one thing that ought to be most despised.

“Can it be blamed if, to express their strong displeasure, the aboriginals open an embassy in their own land? The embassy has been taken up as a symbol reflecting the pitiful condition of aboriginals at an international level,” Bell identified.

The tent, ‘Aboriginal Embassy’, has been envisioned as a spot for holding exhibitions, video shows, and discussions to make sure the survival and welfare of aboriginals and to assist establishments preventing on their behalf.

The exterior of the tent displays posters depicting the sharp outcry in opposition to discrimination and exploitation.

One of them reads “Why is democracy being celebrated when life as an aboriginal is forbidden?”

Bell, reputed because the topmost modern artist in Australia, can also be a widely known activist.

‘Embassy’ has been exhibited at distinguished modern artwork expos worldwide. Big canvas work made by Richard Bell in response to racism and land conflicts involving aboriginals can be seen on the venue.

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