Rana Hamadeh: The Sleepwalkers - Art Collector

Rana Hamadeh, The Sleepwalkers, 2016. Courtesy: IMA

Rana Hamadeh's The Sleepwalkers is a major new commission and the first solo exhibition of the artist in Australia. The filmed play re-dramatises the story of Raya and Sakina, the infamous Egyptian sister serial killers, who in 1921 became the first women to be executed by a legal court in the modern history of Egypt. The two sisters, along with their husbands and two other male accomplices, were found guilty of the murders of 17 women, most of whom were sex workers. The Sleepwalkers is co-commissioned by the IMA, Nottingham Contemporary, and The Showroom in London.

Exhibition opens: 20 February 2016
Exhibition closes: 30 April 2016
Location: Institute of Modern Art, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld, 4006
Contact: 07 3252 5750
Website: www.ima.org.au

About Institute of Modern Art
The Institute of Modern Art (IMA) has been the leading independent forum in Queensland, Australia, for the production, presentation, and circulation of contemporary art and discourse for forty years. Our innovative and diverse programs embed the international in the local and engage the local internationally.

The IMA is a non-collecting institution, presenting an ambitious program of exhibitions that concentrate on new commissions by Australian and international artists at pivotal points in their practices. The IMA has a longstanding commitment to research and a rich history of publishing artist monographs and critical readers, together with a vibrant program of events, workshops, and talks.


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