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Theo Koning

Art Gallery of WA obit (Facebook):

He was one of the very kindest, gentlest and most humble of humans, qualities that were so beautifully present in his lifetime’s work.

His practice playfully (and humorously) explored the strange and tremulous status of the art object considered outside the global art ‘centres’, and against what, in 1984, he called ‘Biennale Art’.

Committed to honouring the role of the imagination in our everyday journey through life, he was an endlessly inventive choreographer and poet of the material world, giving new voice and spirit to the ideas, objects, and ways of living that define WA culture in its broadest sense.

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