Giving Voice: The Art of Dissent
4 February – 12 March
Opening Friday 3 February
Curated by Dr Yvonne Rees-Pagh
Artists: Cigdem Aydemir, James Barker, Richard Bell, Pat Hoffie, Locust Jones, Megan Keating, Michael Reed, Khaled Sabsabi
A Salamanca Arts Centre exhibition toured by Contemporary Art Tasmania
Giving Voice: The Art of Dissent, features artists that present their opinions on pressing social and political issues facing the world today. From major economic crisis, raging wars, pollution and climate change through to religious prejudice and racism, this powerful exhibition sheds light on a global state of distress.
This exhibition has strong social currency, moving audiences to consider the complexities of many issues that are often portrayed in simplistic terms by the media. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue that includes essays by the curator Dr Yvonne Rees-Pagh, and essayist Pete Hay.
Artwork in brief: 4 videos, 1 photographic installation, 1 paper cutout installation, numerous works on paper, 2 paintings on canvas, prints on carpet, textile and paper, small sculptural artworks.
Richard Bell, Kick Somebody Else, 2008, Acrylic on canvas