The Cross Art Projects. Artist Exhibition, Debra Phillips, A talker’s echo. 2023

The Force of Forgetting — 19 March to 23 April 2011

Curated by Khadim Ali
New works by Afghan artists Ali Baba Aurang and Sher Ali Hussainy, filmmaker Sahraa Karimi and Sydney-based Khadim Ali telling the ‘bare reality’ of life in Afghanistan.

The Force of Forgetting: ‘From the beginning of the history of Afghanistan, the Hazara people have been persecuted and massacred and have been living under sectarian, ethnic oppressive regimes. …The force of forgetting doesn’t mean to forget a history of pain, but the inability to express that memory. For this we need a silent artistic language to speak about these suppressed memories.’ Khadim Ali, Karachi, 2011

Catalogue with essayists Khadim Ali and Ruark Lewis
Lismore Regional Gallery. Presented in association with The Cross Art Projects.
Exhibition dates: 19 March to 23 April 2011