Older Than Language

21 March – 19 April 2020

Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS

OLDER THAN LANGUAGE is the Salamanca Arts Centre’s major exhibition and public program for 2020. Featuring 32 artists from across the country, the exhibition and its accompanying series of talks, performances and community events explore the contemporary migrant experience within Australia today. Through humour, political commentary, nostalgia and documentary, they explore notions of cultural displacement, diasporic identity, the instability of memory, the pain of exile and the impediments to belonging.  In the anniversary year of Cook’s arrival in Australia, OLDER THAN LANGUAGE also registers the impact of colonial forms of migration on First Nation inhabitants, whose devastating effects continue to this day. Curated by Nina Miall.

Featuring:

Elizabeth Day
Hoda Afshar
Jenna Lee
Justine Youssef
Eugenia Lim
Khadim Ali
Khaled Sabsabi
Zanny Begg
Slippage (Phuong Ngo & Hwafern Quach)
Tintin Wulia
Shireen Taweel
Georgia Morgan

Eugenia is exhibiting video and mylar works from Yellow Peril (2015).

Image: Eugenia Lim, video still from Yellow Peril, 2015.

https://www.salarts.org.au/event/older-than-language/