Tracey Moffatt review – horrible histories from Australia's Venice envoy

By Adrian Searle

Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale
With her opaque studies of asylum and memory, indigenous Australian artist Tracey Moffatt hints at cyclical violence – but asks her audience to fill in the gaps

Stills from an unmade movie, false memories, history and fiction are the core of Tracey Moffatt’s My Horizon. She is the first indigenous Australian artist to represent her country at the Venice Biennale since 1997; one of Australia’s best known and internationally exhibited artists, Moffatt’s exhibition is doubly belated.

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