Investigating what "missingness" might mean in political and aesthetic terms, Missing Time draws together works from Brazil, China, Palestine, the Philippines, Argentina, Greece, Iraq, Australia, and the United States, to explore the critical tension between art making and the stories, archives, people, that - for diverse reasons - are absent, erased, or actively ‘disappeared’. Conceived as a constellation of ‘missing things’, the exhibition explores the im/possibility of recovering stories, censored archives, the lives of those who have disappeared, and confiscated or looted objects. Tinged as much with humour, as with melancholy, Missing Time reminds us that the missing are a matter of essential value and justice.
When and where?
17th Nov - 15th Dec
UTS Gallery - Building 6
Join us for the launch!
6pm, 17th Nov, UTS Gallery. Registration not required
Aparecidos Politicos (Brazil), ATLAS (Australia), Badiucao (HK / Aus), Elyas Alavi (Australia) Marcelo Brodsky (Argentina), Megan Cope (Australia), Kiri Dalena (Philippines), Khaled Hourani (Palestine), Kani Kamil (UK), Fiona Foley (Australia), Michael Rakowitz (USA), Khaled Sabsabi (Australia)
Hunar Exhibition, 'Missing Time', opening night
16th November 2022
UTS Gallery - Exhibition entry
STOP THE KILLINGS
An address by RESBAK (Respond and Break the Silence Against the Killings)—an artists’ collective Dalena co-founded—to organize against former president Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs in the Philippines. Up to 30,000 people have been assassinated by police or died in other extrajudicial actions since 2016.
100% Polyester, Disarming Design
In 1967, Israel criminalised the flag of Palestine. In 1980, three artists were arrested for violating this order. Artist Issam Badr asked his arresting officer: “if I paint a flower with these colours, what will you do?”. To this, the officer responded: “It would be confiscated. Even if you paint a watermelon it will be confiscated.”
The Black Napoleon (Eulope)
The Black Napoleon (Kundul/Canoe)
The Black Napoleon (Noogoon/St Helena)
105 x 75 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane
T-shirt, hanger, traditional seating cushion, video with sound and color
T-shirt belongs to Mohammad Jaan, a 13-year-old boy who was one of the victims of July 2016 Kabul's blast
Good Memory 2: Memory Bridge
Communiqué from Commandante Scream
Video (designed for circulation on Youtube)
The Magna Carta Tree #2 - 2017
The Protector’s Camp (from Horror Has A Face #2) - 2021
Lifesize fabric work