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Hayden Fowler’s solo show, Future Distant History, had a distinct post-apocalyptic edge. The title was a clue (picturing the present as the past of a destroyed future is what post-apocalyptic stories do) and so was the pile of bones perched on a pretty white table.
Embodying a performance art born in Sydney’s queer club scene, Justin Shoulder’s latest solo show, Carrion, stakes out post-human, apocalyptic terrain, drawing our attention to the present age of excess and environmental misuse.
John Akomfrah’s immersive presentation of two major video works at John Curtin Gallery bears the weight and darkness of two different histories.
If poets are the ‘unacknowledged legislators of the world,’ Khadim Ali’s lyrical paintings are odes to the downtrodden.
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