In the summer of 2015, the Kluge-Ruhe Collection will exhibit Brothers, a body of photographs by Indigenous Australian artist Tony Albert. These works feature portraits of twenty young Aboriginal men with targets painted onto their chests, arranged in the tapered ‘eye-shaped’ constellation Albert favors, and over-painted and illustrated to re-imagine the boys as superheroes.
Tony Albert’s artworks are complex interrogations into the human condition. Mining imagery and source material from across the globe, and drawing upon personal and collective histories, Albert questions how we understand and imagine difference. His work is held in numerous public and private collections internationally, and in 2014 he was awarded the Basil Sellers Art Prize and the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. In 2015, he will unveil a major new monument in Sydney’s Hyde Park, dedicated to Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service men and women.