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Emii Alrai is an artist whose work spans material investigation in relation to memory, critique of the western museological structure and the complexity of ruins. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, Alrai's work operates as large-scale realms built in relation to bodies of research which start with archaeology and the natural environments objects are excavated from. Weaving in social memory, oral histories, inherited nostalgia and the details of language, the practice questions the rigidity of Empire, the power of hierarchy and interpolates the static presence of history. Emii Alrai is also a trained Collections Registrar and has worked a number of years in the museum sector.
January 29, 2023