Re-Member Opening at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Joanna Kambourian Ancestral Threads II (Sun God) artwork displayed at the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery will launch guest curator Nicole Barakat’s group exhibition re-member on Saturday 9 July 2022 at 2pm.

re-member is an exhibition that gathers artists with ancestral threads stitched within the SWANA (South West Asia North Africa) region. Eight artists share their practices of ancestral re-membrance and embodied knowledge in a collection of newly commissioned artworks, inviting audiences to re-member alongside them.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said visitors to the exhibition would appreciate the diverse cultures that have been captured in the collection.

“The fact we have such great diversity is one of the reasons our City is such a vibrant place to call home,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Our City is built on the back of cultural diversity, with people from across the world bringing and sharing their own unique ancestries, identities and traditions.”

Curator Nicole Barakat said that the exhibition offers the artists the opportunity to share practices of re-membrance and encourage visitors to re-gather their own ancestral ways of knowing.

The exhibition includes experimental sound and video works, collaborations between artists and their families and communities, poetry presented as visual work, meditative drawings and sculptural installations based on the stories of the eight collaborating artists.

Exhibition details

re-member

9 July – 29 October 2022

Collaborating artists

Annukina Warda / DJ Gemma / Joanna Kambourian / Maissa Alameddine / Nazanin Marashian / Olivia Nigro / Zeina Iaali / Marian Abboud

Curated by Nicole Barakat

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