The haunted lotus
Khadim Ali The haunted lotus 2013 (detail), gouache, ink and gold leaf on wasli paper, 70 × 54 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane © the artist
AGNSW Contemporary Project
The haunted lotus considers familial ties, the Hazara people and culture, and the emergence of a lawless society in Afghanistan.
In addition to these social issues, Khadim Ali revisits recurrent themes in his work, such as the construction of morality (good and evil) and ethnic, racial and religious fanaticism.
The exhibition is comprised of new works including handmade carpets (woven in Kabul), photographs, drawings, video and miniature paintings.
AGNSW Contemporary Projects are supported by Andrew Cameron
6 Mar – 1 Jun 2014
Contemporary project space