25 August 2024 -
06 October 2024
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay St, Haymarket
In collaboration with Arts House (Melbourne), 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is co-commissioning an immersive exhibition by Hazara artist, Elyas Alavi.
Alavi's ALAM عَلَم unfolds through a rich tapestry of symbols, phrases, poetry, faces, body language and community codes, serving as profound reflections on queer Muslim diasporic communities.
Each Alam resonates with references to significant events, highlighting historical and contemporary figures who bravely advocated for their sexual identity and those who tragically lost their lives due to their sexuality.
ALAM عَلَم has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body and Create NSW, and is a co-commission between Arts House and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.