NO FALSE IDOLS
13 August -
01 October 2022
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay St, Haymarket
Standing in service to achievements, persons and events, the monuments and statues that populate our landscapes intrinsically command reverence and piety. NO FALSE IDOLS confronts blind faith by presenting interrogations and explorations into worship, idolisation, devotion and the social structures that inform such faiths. Working across a range of mediums, the artistic acts of ritual presented offer consideration to contemporary life: the performance of building monuments, bodily criticisms of globalised economic conviction, and the idolisation of self-affirmation, offering benediction of inter and intrapersonal relationships. Frequently built in service of nationhood, NO FALSE IDOLS seeks to challenge these symbols of traumatic past events and hollow victories by engaging with contemporary decolonial discourse.
Nabilah Nordin, Sculpture House, 2020; photo : Christo Crocker and Guy Grabowsky