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Dark Horizons

02 Jun 2018 - 19 Aug 2018

  • Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, The Dogs (detail), 2017. Photo: Mark Tantrum
  • Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, The Dogs, 2017 (detail)

Saturday 2 June 2018, 10.00am - Sunday 19 August 2018, 4.30pm

  • Exhibition: 2 Jun - 19 Aug
  • Gallery hours: 10am-4.30pm daily

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland

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09 817 8087


Dark Horizons is a suite of three interconnected solo exhibitions exploring this state of global anxiety through the lens of Muslim migrant communities in Australia.

The artists in the exhibition are Malaysian and Anglo-Australian brothers Abdul Abdullah and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, and leading Lebanese-Australian moving image artist Khaled Sabsabi.

Each of these artists presents an individual contemplation on migration from a position of Muslim migrant communities in Australia.

Using sculpture, film, photography and painting, the artists shed light on our own complicity in contributing to the economic, environmental and social conditions afflicting our international neighbours.


Abdul-Rahman Abdullah (1977) works primarily in sculpture and installation and draws on his cultural heritage as the basis for his art practice. He has an extensive exhibition history nationally and internationally with numerous projects at major Australian public art institutions, including most recently Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, 2017.

Abdul Abdullah (1986) is an accomplished multi-disciplinary artists working across mediums including painting, photography, video, installation and performance. He has an impressive exhibition history with major projects throughout Australia and internationally, including recent works in Primavera at 25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016 and the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, 2015.

Khaled Sabsabi (1965) was began his creative life as a hip hop artist in the mid-1980s, before completing a Master of Arts from the University of New South Wales in 1998. He regularly exhibits nationally and international, including projects at major world biennales, including the 3rd Kochi Biennale, India, 2016; the 1st Yinchuan Biennale, China, 2016; the 5th Marrakech Biennale, Morocco, 2014; the Sharjah Biennial 11, United Arab Emirates, 2013; the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia, 2012; the 9th Shanghai Biennale, China, 2012 and the 21st Biennale of Sydney, 2018.

Dark Horizons is toured by Pataka Art+Museum and sponsored by ANZ.