Ian McLean is the Hugh Ramsay Chair of Australian Art at the University of Melbourne.
This essay was first published on the exhibition’s takeaway poster. “D Harding meets Luciano Benetton Collection of Australian Aboriginal art in Terra Incognita: inclusiveness is a good way”, at the Chiesa di San Teonisto, Treviso, Italy, 5 February – 29 May 2022.
Card image: Terra Incognita: inclusiveness is a good way (installation view), The Luciano Benetton Collection of Aboriginal Art, curated by D Harding and organised by the Fondazione Imago Mundi at the Chiesa di San Teonisto, Treviso. Photo: Marco Pavan.