A Modern Kouros

A contemporary boy woven from the traditions and tragedies of his ancient home – in his figure we can trace the ancient mythology of heroism, the adulated beauty of male youth, the vulnerability of spirit and the tenuous yet proud defiance of the contemporary self pitched against tradition. It is a portrait full of knowing and searching identity levitating in space and time.

Juliana Engberg – Curator Australian Pavilion Venice Biennale 2019