University of Queensland Art Museum

Hoda Afshar: A Curve is a Broken Line

The first major solo exhibition by one of Australia’s most innovative and unflinching photomedia artists.

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Event Starts

Jul 16, 2024

Event Ends

Dec 14, 2024

Add to Calendar 07/16/2024 12:00 AM 12/14/2024 12:00 AM Australia/Melbourne Hoda Afshar: A Curve is a Broken Line The first major solo exhibition by one of Australia’s most innovative and unflinching photomedia artists.
Venue

University of Queensland Art Museum

Location

University Drive, St Lucia QLD, Australia

The first major solo exhibition by one of Australia’s most innovative and unflinching photomedia artists. 

Through her photographs and moving image works, Iranian-born, Melbourne-based Hoda Afshar examines the politics of image-making. Deeply researched yet emotionally sensitive, her work can be seen as a form of activism as much as an artistic inquiry.

Afshar uses the camera to give visibility to those who have been denied it, resolutely insisting on the humanity of her subjects. She makes us contend with violence and brutality, not through blunt imagery but through evocation. Her work is anchored in empathy yet also radical in the way it wrestles with injustice.

This exhibition features photography and film from the past decade to present a comprehensive overview of Afshar’s recent practice, including a newly commissioned series. Amassed together in dialogue for the first time in a major public institution, these works offer a poignant reminder of the power of images and their coercive potential.

Artist: Hoda Afshar
Curator: Isobel Parker Phillip


Hoda Afshar: A Curve is a Broken Line
 is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.

Main image: Hoda Afshar Crease 2014, from the series In the exodus, I love you more 2014–ongoing © Hoda Afshar, image courtesy the artist.

Gallery images:

  1. Hoda Afshar Remain (video still, detail), from the series Remain 2018 © Hoda Afshar, image courtesy the artist
  2. Hoda Afshar Agonistes 2020 (video still, detail), from the series Agonistes 2020 © Hoda Afshar, image courtesy the artist
  3. Hoda Afshar Untitled #88, from the series Speak the wind 2015–22 © Hoda Afshar, image courtesy the artist
  4. Hoda Afshar Remain (video still, detail), from the series Remain 2018 © Hoda Afshar, image courtesy the artist

 


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