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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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Abbas Akhavan Biography

Abbas Akhavan's practice ranges from site-specific ephemeral installations to drawing, video and performance. The domestic sphere, as a forked space between hospitality and hostility, has been an ongoing area of research in Abbas' work.

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Residencies include Fogo Island Arts, Fogo Island, (Canada); Walk&Talk, São Miguel, (Portugal); The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, (USA); Atelier Calder (France); Foundation Marcelino Botin with Mona Hatoum (Spain); Le Printemps de Septembre (France); Trinity Square Video, Western Front, and Fogo Islands (Canada); The Watermill Center (USA); and The Delfina Foundation (Dubai, UAE & London, UK).

Solo exhibitions include: script for an island, Fogo Island Arts, Fogo Island, Canada (2019); cast for a folly, The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA (2019); Folly, Vie d'Ange, Montreal, Canada (2018); variations on a landscape, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2018); recently, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2018); variations on a garden, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2017); Abbas Akhavan, Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany (2017); variations on a garden, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK (2017); Study for a Curtain, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2015); variations on a garden, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada (2013); Study for a Garden, Delfina Foundation, London (2012).

Selected group exhibitions include Toronto Biennial of Art, Toronto, Canada (2019); Desertado. Algo que aconteceu pode acontecer novamente, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal (2019); I Will See It, When I Believe It, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2019); Second Hand, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE (2019); But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise, Galleria d’Arte Moderna Milano, Milan, Italy (2018); A Poethical Wager, MOCA Cleveland (2017); Disappearing Act, Thames Art Gallery, Toronto Canada (2017); The Uses of Art, SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Making Nature: How we see animals, Wellcome Collection, London, UK (2016); But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (2016); Common Grounds, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany (2015); Accented, Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE (2015); The politics of food, Delfina Foundation, London, UK (2014); Tactics for Here & Now, Bucharest Biennale, Romania (2012); Tools for Conviviality, Power Plant, Toronto (2012); Beacon, Darling Foundry, Montreal (2012); Seeing is Believing, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2011).

Abbas is the recipient of Kunstpreis Berlin (2012); Abraaj Group Art Prize (2014) and Sobey Art Award (2015). His work has been featured in the Liverpool Biennial (2018); New Orleans Triennial (2017); Sharjah Biennial (2017); Gwangju Biennial (2014); Montreal Biennial (2014); Athens Biennial (2013); and in Performa, New York (2011).

His works can be found in private and public collections around the world, including The Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York; the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; UBS Investment Bank; The Farook Collection, Dubai, UAE; and Alma Mater Society: University of British Columbia, Canada.

He lives and works in Montreal, Canada.

Text courtesy The Third Line.

Farah Al Qasimi, Curtain Shop (2019) (detail). Archival inkjet print. 102 x 76 cm. Courtesy The Third Line. 

Abbas Akhavan Featured Artworks

Untitled by Abbas Akhavan contemporary artwork
Abbas AkhavanUntitled, 2017Ink on paper
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Study for a garden by Abbas Akhavan contemporary artwork
Abbas AkhavanStudy for a garden, 2016Bronze, variable dimensions
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Villa Stuck, Untitled by Abbas Akhavan contemporary artwork
Abbas AkhavanVilla Stuck, Untitled, 2017Wooden frame, digital print, mirror
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Untitled by Abbas Akhavan contemporary artwork
Abbas AkhavanUntitled, 2017Ink on paper, diptych
100 x 65 cm
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Untitled by Abbas Akhavan contemporary artwork
Abbas AkhavanUntitled, 2018Concrete bird cage
34 x 30 x 33 cm
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Study for a garden by Abbas Akhavan contemporary artwork
Abbas AkhavanStudy for a garden, 2016Bronze, variable dimensions. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid
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Abbas Akhavan Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, There Is Fiction In The Space Between at The Third Line, Dubai
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23 March–31 May 2020 Group Exhibition There Is Fiction In The Space Between The Third Line, Dubai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, I Will See It, When I Believe It at The Third Line, Dubai
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15 May–25 July 2019 Group Exhibition I Will See It, When I Believe It The Third Line, Dubai

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