ACE Open heralds the arrival of eleven – a national collective of leading Muslim Australian contemporary visual artists, curators and writers – with their first major exhibition, 'Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change'.
'Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change' examines individual experiences of specific moments – historical, recent or current – that have altered personal understandings of the self. Each of the artists brings forth a defining moment and the reimagining of time; from migration and social and political upheaval, to profound individual realisations.
Through this range of striking and articulate works, the collective’s diverse practices and perspectives raise a new platform from which to voice the dynamism and complexity of the Muslim Australian experience.
This accompanying publication features texts by Nur Shkembi, Eugenia Flynn, Hoda Afshar, Safdar Ahmed, and an In Conversation with the eleven collective, facilitated by Nikos Papastergiadis.
104pp, perfect bound
ISBN 978 0 97050239 9 0