OK Democracy, We Need to Talk

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OK Democracy, We Need to Talk
Photograph: Abdullah MI Syed. Courtesy the artist.Abdullah MI Syed, '1US$ George Washington Coat (Capital Couture series)', 2019.
OK Democracy, We Need to Talk
Photograph: Eugenia Raskopoulos.Eugenia Raskopoulos, 'in a word', 2006.
OK Democracy, We Need to Talk
Photograph: Bryony JacksonEugenia Lim, 'On-demand', concept image 2018.
OK Democracy, We Need to Talk
Richard Bell, 'Embassy 2019: Venice. ART. IN. ACTION. 2019.'
OK Democracy, We Need to Talk
Kuba Dorabialski, 'In the Ordinary, Peaceful Course of Events, the Majority of the Population', 2019.

Time Out says

A starry line-up of ten artists take on democracy at this Campbelltown exhibition

Who said art isn’t political? With the federal election happening this month, Campbelltown Arts Centre is taking a stand, with a new exhibition that aims to encourage open discussion about democracy and its future. Drawing inspiration from the idea of free media as a pillar of democracy, ten artists explore themes surrounding identity politics, environmental issues, political structures, economies of labour, currency and nationalism. Highlights include Pakistani-born, Western Sydney-based artist Abdullah MI Syed, who turns currencies into clothing to question the power invested in politicians; Eugenia Raskopoulos, who remembers lives lost in the pursuit of a free press; and Richard Bell, who takes his work, Embassy 2019: Venice. ART. IN. ACTION, to the Venice Biennale this year. 


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