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Giselle Stanborough’s Cinopticon was relevant well before the current pandemic crisis. But as our personal and professional lives are moving online rapidly and more comprehensively than ever, Stanborough’s research takes on a kind of chilling urgency.
While physical galleries all around Australia may be closed for months, the necessity of invention may yet enrich art lovers worldwide with online innovation.
Hazara artist Elyas Alavi’s practice is motivated by poetry, the masks a survivor wears and the plight of those left behind.
“After being butchered, a body can never have its wholeness back,” recites Mombaça from “The Enciphered Letters to Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro”, a tribute to a young Brazilian black trans artist whose work Mombaça finds powerful.
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