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‘Tohfa (Gift)’ performative tour and artist talks

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Lion Arts Centre

North Terrace, Kaurna Yarta

Adelaide, SA 5000

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Travel through Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change with Master of Cere‘monies’ Abdullah M.I. Syed as your guide and timekeeper.

Drawing on his renowned performance practice and incorporating his ongoing interest in currency and exchange, Syed has developed the specially-commissioned performative tour ’Tohfa (Gift)’ for the opening weekend of Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change. Ruminating on the symbolism and ritual of gift giving in Islamic culture, audiences will be received with a traditional Islamic greeting and be presented with a tohfa (gift in Urdu language). Syed will then lead the intimate assembly through artist talks with a twist, as a selection of exhibiting artists deliver powerful and strictly-timed insights into their individual works.

Each tour concludes with refreshments and additional mingling time, offering a unique opportunity to chat with the artists at a more leisurely pace.

Image: Abdullah M. I. Syed, Bucking: Sydney, 2015, live performance, Photography: Zan Wimberley, Image courtesy the artist and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia

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