You’re invited to the opening of two new exhibitions by Khadim Ali and Tay Haggarty Saturday 10 April, 4–6pm.
Join us at the IMA for the opening of Invisible Border, Hazara artist Khadim Ali’s largest Australian solo exhibition to date. Ali explores the normalisation of war and the experience of refugees through a series of poetic installations and textile works, including a monumental 9-metre-long tapestry.
Khadim Ali will be joined in conversation with IMA Executive Director Liz Nowell, 2.30–3.30pm. Register for the conversation here.
Alongside Invisible Border is LINK, a new exhibition developed by 2019 Jeremy Hynes Award recipient Tay Haggarty.
LINK is a series of object-based works that explore slowness, productive ambiguity, and shared experience. The exhibition invites us to foster a culture and practice of care, and apply the same attention to bodies, gender, and difference as we go about our daily lives.
The Jeremy Hynes Award is presented by the IMA to an experimental Queensland artist in the earlier stages of their career, made possible through a bequest made by the family of the late Jeremy Hynes.
Masks must be worn by all attendees. Registration is essential due to COVID-19 restrictions. Register here.
COVID safety advice:
—Stay at home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.
—If you become unwell during the event locate an IMA staff member.
—Maintaining physical distancing is the individual’s responsibility.
Born 1978 Quetta, Pakistan, Khadim Ali currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. After growing up in Pakistan as a refugee, Ali was trained in classical miniature painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore and in mural painting and calligraphy in Tehran.
Selected exhibitions include the Venice Biennial (2009); Safavid revisited, APT5, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2006); British Museum, London; No Country: Contemporary Art for South East Asia at the Guggenheim New York (2013); Documenta (13) (2012); Rendezvous, Biennale de Lyon (2017), Lyon France; The National (2017) Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and Dhaka Art Summit (2018). Ali’s work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Australian War Memorial, Art Gallery of New South Wales, QAGOMA, Brisbane, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Tay Haggarty’s practice explores how reductive forms can be used as an open field to reflect upon personal and shared experience. These investigations take the form of collaborations, performances, videos, installations and sculpture. Haggarty uses industrial and ready-made materials that, when arranged within a space, heighten precarious elements through tension and balance. Their work is often minimal and site specific.
Haggarty is a co-director of CLUTCH collective and is one half of the collaborative duo Parallel Park. They completed their Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree at the Queensland University of Technology in 2015. They have exhibited locally within various group shows at spaces such as Metro Arts, Outer Space ARI and Boxcopy, and has had solo shows at Oral ARI, Kunstbunker ARI and Wreckers Artspace. Haggarty has also shown interstate at FELT space in Perth and West Space in Melbourne as well as internationally at the Ildiko Butler Gallery in New York.