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Hoda Afshar: A Curve is a Broken Line

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Every day, 10am to 5pm Wednesday 6 December 2023 to Sunday 21 January

Discover the work of Hoda Afshar – Australia’s most innovative and unflinching photomedia artists – in a free exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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.

Image: Hoda Afshar _Untitled #88 _from the series _Speak the wind _2015–22 (detail) © Hoda Afshar

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