Fearlesscontemporary South Asian art
21 Jul 2018 – 6 Jan 2019
Location: Upper Asian gallery
This is the Gallery’s first exhibition to focus on women artists with ties to South Asia.
Drawn primarily from the Gallery’s collection, Fearless includes major works by Nalini Malani, Pushpamala N and Clare Arni, Dayanita Singh, Adeela Suleman, Alia Syed, Shahzia Sikander, Reena Saini Kallat and Shilpa Gupta.
The exhibition explores individual interpretations of politics and nationalism alongside the consequences of shifting borders. Each artist interrogates connections to diverse cultures and geographies, fearlessly questioning historical events, personal memories and their own identity.
Image: Alia Syed Eating grass 2003 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Alia Syed, Courtesy Talwar Gallery, New York and New Delhi