NO GOD BUT GOD: THE ART OF ISLAM
This exhibition, brought together by Adelaide artist Daniel Connell, displays the work of 14 emerging and established artists from India and South Australia. This collective came together in 2017 in the City Palace Jaipur, Rajasthan, to investigate the notion of a sister-state.
No god but God: The art of Islam is the Gallery’s first major display of Islamic art to encompass a geographical span extending from Morocco to Australia.
Each of the 42 works, spanning mediums including painting, photography, print, animation, sculpture, video and sound has multiple authors. The collaborative process was driven by the Indian artists and resulted in rich dialogue and ambitious artworks. SASA GALLERY 31 OCT > 14 NOV MON – FRI 11am – 5pm FREE IMAGE | Hansraj Kumawat and Daniel Connell, She Camel, 2017, steel and enamel paint. Photograph by Himanshu Vyas.
The display includes a range of works from the ninth century to the contemporary era. Among them are some of the earliest works of Islamic art to enter the collection, from a bequest by Sir Samuel Way in 1916, to the most recent, Portrait of Emperor Akbar, acquired more than 100 years later. ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 24 AUG 2019 > 2020 MON – SUN 10am – 5pm FREE
IMAGE | India, Portrait of the Prophet Muhammad riding the Buraq, 1820-1830, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, or Delhi, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 17.7 x 10.9 x 6.6 cm; Gift of Barrie and Judith Heaven 2009, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
The 2019 edition of OzAsia Festival, Adelaide’s boundary-pushing contemporary international arts festival.