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Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change

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World Premiere

  • About

    The War on Terror, the Cronulla riots, dog whistling, children overboard and straight-up threats of violence from radio personalities and politicians alike: the last two decades have been a time of change indeed for people of Muslim faith or background in Australia.

    The public discourse has fallen into a mindlessly reductive conversation about our fellow Australians. In response, eleven, a national collective of leading Muslim contemporary artists have put together this, their first major exhibition.

    It’s a collection of striking, beautiful and immediately articulate works that each examine moments in time that have caused the artist to re-assess or re-assert their sense of self. Their experience, be it of migration, political or spiritual upheaval, or very personal epiphany, will feed your understanding and gently offer a new way of seeing through this populist narrative that has impoverished and degraded our country’s rich history of cultural diversity.

    Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change features works by Abdul Abdullah (NSW), Abdul-Rahman Abdullah (WA), Hoda Afshar (VIC), Safdar Ahmed (NSW), Khadim Ali (NSW), Eugenia Flynn (VIC), Zeina Iaali (NSW), Khaled Sabsabi (NSW), Abdullah M.I. Syed (NSW), Shireen Taweel (NSW). Curated by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Nur Shkembi
  • Credits

    This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and City of Adelaide.

    Image Abdul Abdullah, Journey to the West (2017), digital print, 75cm x 130cm. Courtesy the artist and Lisa Fehily Contemporary Art, Melbourne.

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