By featuring artists whose work interrogates notions of otherness, xenophobia, discrimination and cultural identity, we hope to light the path for greater compassion towards our fellow human. Beyond skin-colour, beyond borders and beyond walls.
Featuring: Abdul Abdullah, Olga Cironis, Eugenia Lim, Peter Drew, James Nguyen, Dean Cross, Justine Youssef, and Penny Ryan. The exhibition is now closed. Moving Nations ran from June 7 – 17th at Collab Gallery at Pine Street.
Read the curatorial statement here.
Images: 1. Abdul Abdullah, the lies we tell ourselves to help us sleep, 100cm x 100cm, 2015. 2. Eugenia Lim, Yellow Peril, Video + Performance + Installation, 2015. Images courtesy of the Artists
The heart of Antidote’s interest lies in storytelling. As we finish up our first quarter Anthropocene, we can reflect on the stories told related to the geological, physical and natural worlds.
We now arrive at Moving Nations, exploring the movement of people literally – as well as questioning our current definitions of Nationhood, patriotism and what it means to belong. Moving Nations will examine the many histories and current dilemmas of migration, holding up a mirror to the environmental, social and cultural atrocities of mass displacement and the more insidious breed of racism that can linger just beneath the surface in all of us. It is through this focus in on migration, enculturation and acculturation – that we will explore how it is we become who we are.