Atong Atem: Internationally renowned artist and writer reframing blackness through art

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Apr 3 2023 • 33 mins

Atong Atem’s way of expressing herself has taken the art world by storm. Within a culture that celebrates whiteness, Atong’s futuristic self-portraits celebrate and centre blackness. Yumi Stynes speaks to artist Atong Atem about her experience migrating to Australia, finding community and the weight of hypervisibility as a black woman in today’s world.

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