18 February, 2007

Hamad Khalaf - Darwin

Acts of War - Hamad Khalaf

FEB 16- 24 MARCH 2007

Between 1992 and 1994 Khalaf collected military objects abandoned by the Iraqi Army in Kuwait and painted them in the style of ‘Athenian Red Figure’ pottery. ‘Acts of War’ is a development on this work, consisting of painted military objects, paintings and installation.

In ‘Acts of War’ Khalaf uses terracotta fragments collected from ground zero of the 2002 Bali Bombing, painting body parts on them, and then constructing larger fragments out of canvas & wood to painted figures based on characters from ‘The Iliad’.


24HR Art - Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art

GPO Box 28 Darwin NT 0801 - AUSTRALIA

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