Everything and nothing

 

On the work of Khaled Sabsabi in Sharjah Biennial 11 and the 18th Biennale of Sydney.

Published in Contemporary Visual Art + Culture Broadsheet, vol. 42.2, June 2013.

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© Pedro de Almeida 2013.


Images (left to right):

99 (2010)
installation: 99 channel audio/visual works, 99 televisions (installation view, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney). Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for Edge of Elsewhere 2010. Photo: Ian Hobbs.

Naqshbandi Greenacre Engagement (2010)
three-channel digital video, duration 90 mins (installation view, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney). Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for Edge of Elsewhere 2011. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

Corner (2012)
two-channel digital video (installation view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney). Commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and Campbelltown Arts Centre for Edge of Elsewhere 2012. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

Corner (2012)
seven-channel digital video and traditional Sanjank flag (installation view, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney). Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for Edge of Elsewhere 2012. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

Airland (2011)
seven-channel digital video (installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations). Photo: Pedro de Almeida.

Biripi (2006)
single-channel digital video (installation view, Cockatoo Island as part of the 18th Biennale of Sydney, all our relations). Photo: Pedro de Almeida.

Nonabel (2012)
four-channel digital video (installation views, Cockatoo Island as part of the 18th Biennale of Sydney, all our relations). Photo: Pedro de Almeida.

All images courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.