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AGNSW collection Mona Hatoum Bukhara (red) 2007

AGNSW collection Mona Hatoum Bukhara (red) 2007

Mona Hatoum, a Palestinian born in Lebanon and based in London, wears down the weave of a rug to offer a rescaled map of world power. Its title invokes Bukhara, an ancient city on the Silk Road trade route.

AGNSW collection Jitish Kallat Public Notice 2 2007

AGNSW collection Jitish Kallat Public Notice 2 2007

4479 bone-shaped sculptures spell out the compelling speech Gandhi gave in 1930 before beginning his walk to Dandi to protest the British Raj salt laws. To read the lines of Jitish Kallat’s work, you must walk with it, pondering Gandhi’s legacy of non-violent protest in the present.