Nov. 10, 2020
Matt Cox, curator of Asian art and Khaled Sabsabi, artist and co-curator talk about the creation of A promise: Khaled Sabsabi, a current exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Sabsabi is a senior Australian artist who migrated from Lebanon with his family in the 1970s to escape civil war. Since 2001, repeated visits to the Middle East have inspired a body of work exploring the entwinement of spiritual belief, politics and conflict. Works in A promise ruminate on the complex relationship between self and other.
The exhibition is produced by the Gallery in partnership with the Campbelltown Arts Centre and the artist, supported by Herbert Smith Freehills and philanthropic partner, the Australian Institute of Asian Culture and Visual Arts (VisAsia). The creation of this video is supported by the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation.