A Promise
Khaled Sabsabi

18 Jul 2020 – 2021

Location: Upper Asian gallery

Free admission

Solo exhibition of Western-Sydney artist Khaled Sabsabi

Khaled 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.

A Promise presents major works by Khaled Sabsabi that ruminate on the complex relationship between self and other. It includes large-scale immersive time-based works from the Gallery’s collection – such as Organised confusion (2014), which explores heightened states of fanaticism and transcendence among Western Sydney Wanderers football fans – alongside new paintings that evoke the politics of person and place.

This exhibition is produced by the Gallery in partnership with the Campbelltown Arts Centre and the artist.

Free admission

Image: Khaled Sabsabi Organised confusion 2014 (video still) (detail), 8-channel HD video installation, sound, wax dye on handmade wood mask. Art Gallery of New South Wales Gift of the artist 2019. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program © Khaled Sabsabi