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Khaled Sabsabi A Promise

Khaled Sabsabi’s exhibition ‘A Promise’ comprises major works created over the past 20 years. Large-scale and immersive new media installations as well as intimate paintings are on view. The presentation is informed by the notion of ‘Tasawwuf’ a practice within Islam where the ordinary presents opportunities for moments of heightened spirituality, and where the individual coalesces with the collective in a symbiotic relationship. In conversation with the artist about the exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, that he co-curated with Matt Cox, curator of Asian Art at AGNSW, Sabsabi shared that ‘A Promise’ will lead in 2021 toward ‘A Hope’ at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. The artist said ‘it’s not that one exhibition closes and another opens… it’s about continuity regardless of time. Time for me is imagined. I think if we can accept that, it will change

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