Tintin Wulia: Untold Movements
& Nasim Nasr: Only For My Shadow
10 July – 22 August 2015 Opening: Thursday 9 July, 6pm – 8pm
www.4a.com.au/tintin-wulia-untold-movements-nasim-nasr-only-for-my-shadow 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is pleased to present dual solo exhibitions featuring new and commissioned work by two exciting artists, Indonesian-Australian Tintin Wulia and Iranian-born Nasim Nasr. ‘Tintin Wulia and Nasim Nasr are artists who, through reinterpreting traditional cultural forms and narratives, are able to engage with recent histories of migration and global nomadism’, said 4A curator Toby Chapman. ‘Their work speaks to the dynamic and interconnected relationships between individuals and communities across the globe.’
Untold Movements by acclaimed Indonesian-Australian artist Tintin Wulia is a dynamic new single-work exhibition, developed over 18 months through a commission by 4A with the support of the Keir Foundation. The exhibition is her most ambitious sound installation to date, and first solo exhibition in Australia. The project is a development of earlier research that Tintin Wulia undertook while in the United Arab Emirates participating in the Sharjah Biennial in 2013. The installation comprises 32 channels of sound played through 96 speakers, with narrations performed by 5 different collaborators. Continuing the artist’s interest in the use of language as a signifier for global migration, Untold Movements incorporates first hand interviews, personal anecdotes and historical research to weave together a poetic and abstract narrative of the obscured networks of global nomadism. Tintin Wulia’s own experience of being deported from Germany after being accused of attempted illegal entry sets Untold Movements in motion. The work shifts across countries and continents, exploring traditions of oral storytelling and poetry.
Only For My Shadow is the first solo exhibition in Australia by Iranian-born and Adelaide-based emerging artist Nasim Nasr. The exhibition combines photography, video and sculptural works to address biographical and social concerns in contemporary society. The works engage with issues of censorship, the transience of identity, and civil and social turbulences. Only For My Shadow brings together a selection of Nasr’s recent works as well as a new video work, Ashob: Unrest (2015), which takes as its focus the recital of a passage from twentieth century Persian author Sadegh Hedayat’s seminal text, The Blind Owl (1937). Nasr will also present the photographic series, Muteness (2011), sculptural works Slow Burn (2013), and the video What To Do? (2012) which continues her study of traditional cultural forms from the Middle East.
Untold Movements and Only For My Shadow are curated by Toby Chapman.
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