Event Invisible Border and Link

Invisible Border and Link

Exhibition opening

10 Apr. 2021 1 Jan. 1970

You are invited to the opening of new exhibitions by Khadim Ali and Tay Haggarty.

Invisible Border is Khadim Ali’s largest Australian solo show to date. The Hazara artist explores the normalisation of war and refugee experience through poetic installations and textile works, including a monumental nine-metre-long tapestry. He will be joined in conversation with IMA Director Liz Nowell, at 2.30pm.

Link—a new exhibition by 2019 Jeremy Hynes Award recipient Tay Haggarty—uses object-based works to explore slowness, productive ambiguity, and shared experience. Haggarty invites us to foster a culture and practice of care, and apply attention to bodies, gender, and difference as we go about our daily lives. The Jeremy Hynes Award is presented by the IMA to an experimental Queensland artist in the early stages of their career, and is made possible through a bequest made by the family of the late Jeremy Hynes.

Guest Info
  • After growing up in Pakistan as a refugee, Khadim Ali now lives and works in Sydney. He trained in classical miniature painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore and in mural painting and calligraphy in Tehran. His exhibitions include the 2018 Dhaka Art Summit, 2017 Lyon Biennale, 2012 Documenta, 2009 Venice Biennale, and 2006 Asia Pacific Triennial, as well as The National at theMuseum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 2017, and No Country: Contemporary Art for South East Asia at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, at 2013. His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and Australian War Memorial, Canberra; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Queensland Art Gallery, Meanjin/Brisbane; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

    Tay Haggarty completed their Bachelor of Fine Arts  degree at the Queensland University of Technology in 2015. They are a co-director of Clutch collective and half of the collaborative duo Parallel Park. They have exhibited locally in solo shows at Oral, Kunstbunker, and Wreckers Artspace, and in group shows at Metro Arts, Outer Space, and Boxcopy. They have also shown at Felt in Perth, West Space in Melbourne, and Ildiko Butler Gallery in New York.

Khadim Ali, 'Invisible border 2', 2020, medium, hand and machine embroidered, stitched and dye ink on fabric, 290 x 260cm. Installation view: Lahore Biennale, 2020. Image courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Related Exhibition

Khadim Ali

Invisible Border

10 Apr–05 Jun 2021

Tay Haggarty


10 Apr–05 Jun 2021

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