Gauguin’s World: Töna Iho, Töna Ao

From the end of June 2024, the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) will explore the life, art and – by contemporary standards – controversial legacy of French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin. Gauguin’s World: Tōna Iho, Tōna Ao, curated by former director of the Louvre Museum and Musée d’Orsay, Henri Loyrette, features some of the artist’s most recognisable masterpieces across painting, drawing, engraving, sculpture and the decorative arts. Along with an accompanying publication and public program, the exhibition charts Gauguin’s work from his impressionist beginnings to his output from the Polynesian region in the latter decades of the 19th century. In doing so, the NGA offers new perspectives on the artist and his complicated but enduring historical impact. The exhibition is also accompanied by a collection of works by contemporary artists from the Pacific and further afield. Gauguin’s World runs from June 29 to October 7, 2024.

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