Work by Betty Muffler can be seen at the 14th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. The title of this year’s Biennale is ‘Soft and weak like water’, taking inspiration from a chapter of the Dao De Jing which speaks to water’s capacity to embrace contradictions and paradoxes.
Muffler grew up at the Ernabella Mission in the APY Lands and is a renowned ‘Ngangkari’ (traditional healer), a practice she learned from her paternal aunts. Her recurring depiction of healing sites in connection to country is the subject of her works entitled Ngangkari Ngura (Healing Country).
14th Gwangju Biennale
Gwangju, South Korea
7 April – 9 July, 2023
Image credit: Betty Muffler, ‘Ngangkari Ngura (Healing Country) 883 – 21’, 2021 acrylic and pigmented ink on linen, 152.0 x 198.0 cm