ALAM عَلَم 

<p><b>ALAM عَلَم&nbsp;</b><b><span> </span></b></p>


23 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.

Top image: Elyas Alavi, from the ALAM series, 2023 (detail of work in progress)

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.