Moreland City Council

Means Without End

This solo exhibition by Hoda Afshar presents two recent projects side by side.


Event Details



Event Starts

May 28, 2022

Event Ends

Jul 17, 2022


Counihan Gallery


233 Sydney Road (inside Brunswick Town Hall), Brunswick

‘Means Without End’ offers a unique opportunity to view two recent projects by artist Hoda Afshar side by side.

‘Remain’ (2019) is a series of photographic portraits of men who were detained on Manus Island. The collaborative project involves these men retelling their individual and shared stories through staged images, words, and poetry. ‘Agonistes’ (2020) is a tribute to whistle-blowers who have spoken out in the name of truth and justice. They did so at a terrible personal cost.

Hoda Afshar was Born in Iran and is now based in Narrm (Melbourne). She began her career as a documentary photographer. This influences her poetic investigation into the representation of gender, marginality, and displacement. Afshar is also a member of Eleven, a collective of contemporary Muslim Australian artists, curators, and writers. Eleven challenge the current politics of representation and power.

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