Women lead the way in transcending boundaries

Six artists with Australian-Moroccan/Saudi heritage make incremental push-backs on what they will and won’t accept.
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Fatima Mazmouz, Super Oum – Aventureland (2009), Video Still; courtesy the artist

There is a collective consciousness that impacts our language surrounding ideas.

Back in the 1990s it was about the notion of ‘peripatetic’ – that fashionable flow between locations. Then, with the rise of the global refugee crisis words such as detention, disenfranchised, and displaced emerged in our vernacular; and more recently, we have embraced the notion of ‘disruptors’ – the few who push back against systems and silos.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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