2020 > Peripheries

November 28 - December 19
Yavuz Gallery

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah & Abdul Abdullah

Peripheries explores perceptions of peripheral identities & spaces in the context of the Covid crisis. Suppositions of cultural centrality & metrics of normalcy have made room for a hyper-localised sense of self awareness, in a redacted social landscape. For those outside the cultural hegemony, tools of self reliance have always been key to building resilient communities in restricted circumstances. A global focus on hard borders & physical isolation has pushed the wider public to consider, often for the first time, the realities of social & cultural strictures.

The exhibition opening at Yavuz Gallery the first iteration of reciprocal exhibitions by brothers Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Abdul Abdullah in Sydney, followed by Moore Contemporary, Perth in 2021. The Abdullah brothers will present new bodies of work exploring the changing perceptions of centrality and the peripheral in the context of 2020. A global pivot towards hard borders and legislated isolation has created a redacted experience of the world around us, defined by it’s limitations.