Refugees Yoko Ono, Ai Weiwei, Frank Auerbach and Anish Kapoor are among the artists reflecting on their heritage as part of a new show in western Sydney. Refugees, an exhibition in Sydney’s southwest, brings together more than 65 works by 22 international artists, all of whom share a refugee background. Their artworks depict their individual journeys for refuge. Ono was exiled from Tokyo during the firebombing of March 9, 1945, while Auerbach was seven years old when his parents sent him to Britain to escape concentration camps. Curator Toni Bailey says: “This exhibition not only tells the stories of these significant artists with refugee backgrounds but will reflect the achievements and contributions of refugees to our community as a whole. Refugees provides a context to discuss the often misunderstood plight of asylum-seekers.” Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula. Opens today. Daily, 10am-5pm. Admission free. Inquiries: (02) 9824 1121. Until September 11. Julian Rosefeldt: Manifesto The headline attraction of this exhibition is an installation of videos each starring Cate Blanchett in different personas, performing the emphatic and sometimes incoherent words of artistic manifestos composed by avant-garde movements in the 20th century. But there are three other works by Rosefeldt. The first evokes the brittle world of an obsessivecompulsive prone to fits of destructive rage; the second is a descent into a hell of moral dereliction; and the third is again an exploration of the obsessive mind, sinking into a maelstrom of its own making. Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, The Domain. Tues-Mon, 10am-5pm; Weds, 10am-10pm. Admission free. Inquiries: 1800 679 278. Until November 13.