Raafat IshakEye Looking at Large Glass Broken
Raafat Ishak, Eye Looking at Large Glass Broken 2023, oil on canvas
Presented in the celebrated modernist building, Heide Modern, Eye Looking at Large Glass Broken is a major new body of work by Melbourne-based artist Raafat Ishak consisting of sculptural objects, a sound work and a series of paintings. The project references Heide’s long-standing role as an incubator of modern and contemporary art and architecture and takes the form of an act of cultural inquiry, bringing together a number of key speculative threads in the artist’s practice. In critiquing the museum as a site of public memory and imagination, Ishak draws upon numerous frames of reference including dominant art and political contexts and his Egyptian heritage and experience of migration. Thought provoking and richly layered, the exhibition highlights the ongoing social and cultural change that is transforming contemporary cultures globally through multiple points of view and diversity of expression and creativity.
Project collaborators: Grace Culley, Julie Davies, Matthew Davis, Sean Loughrey and Tom Nicholson
Included with museum admission
An insider’s look into Ishak’s studio practice in the lead up to the exhibition and the installation of work in Heide Modern.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body