HHH #8

Fiona FOLEY: artist

Not On Display

About the work

In a subversive
fashion Foley presents to her audience the Hedonistic Hanky Haters, a group
of activists who came together in the 1960's as a response to the American
race hate group, the Ku Klux Klan. With obvious visual references to the
Ku Klux Klan's menacingly iconic costume, including robe and conical hat,
Foley has created a cue that instinctively triggers reflection of the
abominations inflicted upon people of colour in the United States of America,
Australia, Africa and many other parts of the world. These works, as with
many of Foley's photographs and installations challenge the legitimate
representations of race portrayed by the media and those in positions of
power, throughout history.
MR 15/10/18
HHH #8
Artist/Maker and role
Fiona FOLEY: artist
ultrachrome print on photographic rag paper
112.1 x 83.8cm (sheet)
126.0 x 100.0 x 4.5 cm (framed)
Production place
New York, NY, United States
Credit line
Purchased through The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2009
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the photographs in our collection.