GROUP EXHIBITION - 'ARRIVALS'

10jun(jun 10)11:00 am29aug(aug 29)6:00 pmGROUP EXHIBITION - 'ARRIVALS'BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
Haffendi Anuar's (Malaysia) experience of life between continents has led to an interest in using his creative practice to explore postcolonialism, architecture, ways of living and identity construction. IKON presents a selection of works from his series 'Rumah Berkaki (Legged House)' alongside artists Abdulrazaq Awofeso (Nigeria), Yhonnie Scarce (Australia), Salote Tawale (Fiji) and Osman Yousefzada (UK) in ‘Arrivals’, the Museum’s summer exhibition.

Event Details

Group Exhibition – ‘Arrivals’ 

10 June – 29 August 2022

IKON Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdon

Haffendi Anuar is an artist from Malaysia, whose work spans sculpture, painting, installation and drawing. His experience of life between continents has led to an interest in using his creative practice to explore postcolonialism, architecture, ways of living and identity construction. IKON presents a selection of works from his series ‘Rumah Berkaki (Legged House)’ alongside artists Abdulrazaq Awofeso (Nigeria), Yhonnie Scarce (Australia), Salote Tawale (Fiji) and Osman Yousefzada (UK) in ‘Arrivals’, the Museum’s summer exhibition.

‘Rumah Berkaki (Legged House)’ presents two aspects of Anuar’s artistic output. In ‘Unit’ (2021), he uses sculpture to explore the iconography of the kain pelikat, a colourful sarong worn by men across South and South-East Asia for centuries. Inspired by memories of playing with his father’s kain pelikat, ‘Unit’ experiments with the garment as an architectural form and as a signifier of physical bodily presence. Depicting a same-sex male couple and their child, ‘Unit’ sets the kain pelikat against Malaysian ideas on love and masculinity and gives form to Anuar’s exploration of his identity as a queer South-East Asian artist.

Arrivals’ is part of IKON’s programme for Summer 2022, concerned with the international movement of people and ideas and organised to coincide with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Haffendi Anuar, ‘Cobweb Welcome Party’, 2021, oil on Giclee Hahnemuhle Pearl. Image from IKON

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Time

June 10 (Friday) 11:00 am - August 29 (Monday) 6:00 pm

Location

Birmingham, United Kingdom