Ames Yavuz has opened the doors to its second gallery on Commonwealth Street amid the cultural melting pot of Surry Hills, launching with the sentimental program MEMORY/MYTH. Located close to the inaugural gallery, the opening of the latter signifies a milestone for Ames Yavuz, amplifying its programming in Australia across two dynamic sites. This artistic venture illustrates how design can metamorphose restricted space into a functional and active environment, without stealing attention from artworks that represent mourning and discovery.

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Installation view of MEMORY/MYTH at Ames Yavuz Sydney, featuring works by Thania Petersen and Club Ate, image courtesy of the artists and Ames Yavuz.

MEMORY/MYTH exhibits installations that explore personal experiences of Indigeneity, diaspora and the intersecting global legacies of colonialism. Featuring 20 works never-before-seen in Australia, MEMORY/MYTH emphasises Ames Yavuz’s commitment to showcasing international artists in Australia.

“The show explores the ongoing legacy of global colonialism, pulling together common threads across diverse regions and histories to celebrate how artists from disparate communities interrogate, divine and rewrite their own experiences of erasure and displacement. We are delighted that so many internationally renowned artists are working with us to show their works in Sydney, with many of them showing for the first time in Australia,” says Ananya Mukhopadhyay, Director of Ames Yavuz and curator of the inaugural screening program.

MEMORY/MYTH runs from June 14th to July 13th, 2024.

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Installation view of MEMORY/MYTH at Ames Yavuz Sydney, featuring works by Stanislava Pinchuk and Soumya Sankar Bose, image courtesy of the artists and Ames Yavuz.
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Installation view of MEMORY/MYTH at Ames Yavuz Sydney, featuring works by Martha Atienza, Mikhael Subotzky and Isaac Chong Wai, image courtesy of the artists and Ames Yavuz, Martha Atienza appears courtesy of Silverlens and Isaac Chong Wai courtesy of Zilberman.
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Installation view of MEMORY/MYTH at Ames Yavuz Sydney, featuring works by MehdiGeorges Lahlou, Jayda Wilson and Ibrahim Ahmed, image courtesy of the artists and Ames Yavuz.
A petite art space makes a huge impression

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