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The Colour of Absence by Miream Salameh

August 6, 2020 - October 31, 2020


MAV and the Hume City Council invite you to a solo exhibition, The Colour of Absence by Miream Salameh.

Syrian-Australian artist Miream Salameh fled her beloved homeland in 2012. This meditative exhibition reflects on what it means to be absent from the place you belong to and the specific qualities of loss and distance that accompany exile.

For Salameh, her monochrome videos express the way memories lose vivid detail and colour through distance or confinement. In contrast, the bright colours of her collages convey optimism, nostalgia and the sense of home Salameh carries with her. This is Salameh’s first solo exhibition in Australia, a significant milestone as she develops a powerful visual language to express her presence in a new place.

6 August to 31 October 2020
This exhibition is viewable online only at the MAV website.

View The Colour of Absence here.


Image credit: The Colour of Absence, 2019. Lentil on Linen. Photo by Miream Salameh.


August 6, 2020
October 31, 2020