In Gan’yu – stars Yunupingu’s treasury of stars adorns a funeral pole, representing the role of the night sky in the afterlife. ‘Memorial poles are the ones of dead people’, Yunupingu explained. ‘We don’t know what the spirit is and where it goes. Maybe up to the sky.’ (Tate)

In Gan’yu – stars Yunupingu’s treasury of stars adorns a funeral pole, representing the role of the night sky in the afterlife. ‘Memorial poles are the ones of dead people’, Yunupingu explained. ‘We don’t know what the spirit is and where it goes. Maybe up to the sky.’ (Tate)

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