My only weapon is listening. Listening, in which the power of silence meets the potential of attention to the audible layers. Listening, which is able to reveal what extends beyond the visible layers and to perceive sounds and voices that are masked, hardly accessible or silenced. The leaking noise of suppressed gunshots and beatings, the […]
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Ursula Biemann, Paulo Tavares and the Forensic Architecture research collective are all linked by concept of the ‘void’. Enter the Void presents the approach that connects these actors: seeking out gaps in the communication of events, in chains of evidence or in the administration of justice as if they were nothingnesses in our sensual […]
Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s sound and video installation, This whole time there were no land mines (2017) documents a ‘shouting valley’ that lies in the contested area of the Golan Heights, Syria. This stretch of land was annexed by Israel from Syria following a ceasefire in 1967 and was named ‘the shouting valley’, as the area’s topography allows […]
This year’s Dialogue Prize has been awarded to the work « Once Removed » by Lawrence Abu Hamdan. « The video is an extraordinarily multi-layered reflection on the act of conversation, the complexity of research and the fluidity of memory. The video also simultaneously examines both the horrors of war and the general blindness of societies that find […]
Well before the coronavirus pandemic began, the situation in Moria refugee camp was extremely critical. Now more than ever, solidarity is necessary. Artists for Moria is a fundraiser to assist the efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Sixteen international artists are donating their works for this effort. […]
Collecteurs—the world’s first digital museum of private collections— published SUBSTANCE 100, a new, annual list that outlines a diverse array of artists, activists, collectives, movements and organizations making a substantial change in the world. By engaging a community of activists from the art world and beyond, SUBSTANCE 100 raises the question, “what is the purpose […]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 22nd Biennale of Sidney has decided to close to the public and transfer the space into a virtual platform. Starting April 6th, audiences around the world will be able to engage with the Exhibition on the Google Arts & Culture platform.
The Global Art Forum “Newshour Special” was dedicated to the stories and narratives shaping the current coronavirus fallout. Looking at how normal life is currently paused in much of the world and the immediate future canceled, our shared present felt strange and precarious. Hosted by Global Art Forum’s Commissioner, Shumon Basar, this Newshour Special included tele-conversations […]
Under the artistic direction of Brook Andrew, the exhibition will include artworks across six sites: Art Gallery of NSW, Artspace, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the National Art School.