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Le Cirque

Rawi Hage

‘Circuses have the capacity to transform those rejected by society – the acrobats, rope-walkers, puppeteers and expelled demons – into wonders and celebrities.’

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun

Paul Seesequasis

‘I began to look through archives, libraries, museums and private collections in search of images of Indigenous life that reflected integrity, strength, resourcefulness, hard work, family and play.’

The Canada Pictures

Douglas Coupland

‘In the year leading up to this I started collecting objects that, in some way, evoked a sense of Canadianness in me.’

Entwined

Judith Scott & Joyce Wallace Scott

‘Through her art, Judy found a way to create beauty from what others discarded and, most importantly, she found her voice.’

One Picture, A Thousand Words

Charles Glass & Don McCullin

‘I think they are not on the right path. It’s wrong. What they are doing is wrong.’

Salvage

Reynaldo Rivera & Chris Kraus

‘Throughout the 1980s and 90s, Reynaldo photographed his world, a world that no longer exists in LA.’ Photographs by Reynaldo Rivera, introduced by Chris Kraus.

Imagined Memories

Francesca Todde & Nuar Alsadir

‘The creation of a screen memory is an encoding process: the screen retains all that is important from the past, but in encrypted form.’ Nuar Alsadir introduces the photographs of Francesca Todde.

Past Perfect

Jason Larkin

‘Museums are not solely concerned with objects and our collective past, but also with ideas; notions of what the world is, or should be.’

Caravan of Freedom

Nicola Lo Calzo

When Fidel Castro died, his funeral procession was called a ‘Caravan of Freedom’, and extended 900km, from Santiago to Havana.

700 Miles

Seba Kurtis & Barry W. Hughes

A photoessay documenting life along the 700-mile concrete and steel border between Mexico and the United States.

Sick of Steel

Gus Palmer & Emilie Harley

Tamburi sits in the shadow of one of Europe’s largest steel plants. The pollution is giving the locals cancer.

Another Great Leap

Justin Jin & A Yi

‘A man will only return to his birthplace in the countryside when he is dead. This is our reality.’

Re-Entry

Andrew McConnell & Adam Marek

‘I wanted to see a human’s expression after returning from space.’

Higher Ground

Carl De Keyzer

‘These photographs capture that fatal boredom in the face of this slow-motion catastrophe.’

Dance of Order

Noh Suntag

‘I am exploring how the Korean War lives and breathes in contemporary Korean society.’ Photographs from Korea by Noh Suntag.