The Invisible: Showcasing Refugee Artworks and Stories
Art helps us explore questions of place and identity. It can encourage us to think about our cultural assumptions as well as open up otherwise inaccessible emotional worlds through the artist’s experience and subjectivity. A new exhibition “The Invisible” is exploring the effects of trauma and displacement on refugees through multiple artistic media including sculpture, painting, installation, video and photography. Abdul Karim Hekmat, a refugee from Afghanistan, and curator of The Invisible joins us to discuss these artworks and the importance of hearing the stories and voices of refugees.
The opening night is on 3 October at 6PM, all are welcome to attend, the exhibition runs till 24 November 2017.
Image courtesy of Rushdi Anwar, The Notion of Place and Displacement, paint, UNHCR tent fabric, safety pins, wood frame, and HD video one channel, dimensions variable, 2017.