TABITA REZAIRE Sorry For Real
What is the function of an apology and who really benefits? What power structures are hidden behind our apologetic age? Sorry for Real is a virtual apology on behalf of the Western world from French Guyanese/Danish artist, Tabita Rezaire. Featuring a video and five large light boxes filled with text message exchanges laced with barbed wire witticisms, the works interrogate the violent deeds of colonial histories and their legacies. Holding space for what still needs to be heard, healed, and accounted for, this cyber exchange 56
unapologetically addresses the politics of ‘reparations’ and the need to decolonise our technologies and reconciliation strategies. Sorry for Real is a confrontation of the apology-forgiveness narrative that will remain with audiences long after they leave the gallery. QBE GALLERIES 17 OCT > 23 NOV MON – FRI 9am – 6pm SAT 9am – 5pm Plus Festival Theatre performance times FREE IMAGE DETAIL | Tabita Rezaire, Sorry For Real_Sorrow For_Land, 2015, Lightbox, 180 x 100 cm, STD 1/5, Edition of 5. Image courtesy of the artist and the Goodman Gallery
The 2019 edition of OzAsia Festival, Adelaide’s boundary-pushing contemporary international arts festival.