Elyas Alavi

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We Die So That NexusSouth Aus­trali­aGallery Un­til 27 July, 2017 Afghanistan-born, South Aus­tralian-based Elyas Alavi brings un­told sto­ries from his home­land of lives torn by war and con­flict, the im­pact and the im­print on those who en­dure it. ‘We Die So That’, is an ex­hi­bi­tion with a fo­cus on iden­tity, mem­ory, vi­o­lence, trauma and dis­place­ment doc­u­mented through video, paint­ing and arte­facts. This work is the re­sult of Alavi’s on the ground ex­pe­ri­ence in 2016 when he was caught in an at­tack dur­ing a street protest in Kabul where 110 peo­ple lost their lives.

Elyas Alavi, Naan, 2016-17, still image, video, 4:45 Courtesy the artist and Nexus Gallery, South Aus­tralia

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