The Simon Lee Foundation Institute of Contemporary Asian Art, a major curatorial initiative at The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) is soon to present Star Machine – the first significant museum exhibition in Australia of Farah Al Qasimi, hailing from Abu Dhabi.
Opening on Saturday 4 February, this vibrant installation brings together over 20 works from a key five-year period of the artist’s practice and includes some of her most well-known photographs and videos.
Employing overflowing frames, reflective surfaces, precise lighting, and a meticulous attention to detail, the hyper-colourised photographs frame the mundane with fierce beauty, humorous indifference and transgressive social commentary.
Farah’s images portray the ways in which realities are layered and imagined, and how photography isn’t just about documenting and critiquing our surroundings, but is an increasingly important part of how we shape complex worlds within worlds.
The Star Machine exhibition is one to be marvelled, and it can’t go without a launch night soiree – held on Friday 3 February from 6pm through to 8pm.
The Star Machine Opening Night Party is a free for all, and you’ll get to be one of the first to see Farah’s works, plus it’ll be the introduction of exclusive pieces from designer, House of Zaya.
As well as the delicate multi-media pieces, there’ll be tunes being spun by Ningaloo Records, and Ro Riley, and a bar to boot while you explore the awe-inspiring displays.
Find out detailed information about Star Machine and Farah Al Qasimi’s exhibition here – and join the Art Gallery of Western Australia on Friday 3 February for a wonderous launch night. But if you can’t make it to the bash, the artworks will be on display until 30 July 2023.