- Archival pigment print on Galerie Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss paper
- Purchased 2021
- 1575 x 1065mm
On 15 March 2019, a gunman attacked the Al Noor Mosque (Masjid An-Nur) and Linwood Islamic Centre, killing fifty-one people and injuring forty. This was described as one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s darkest days. Since this time, Colombian-born artist Janneth Gil has been working with members of Ōtautahi Christchurch’s Muslim communities, who come from many different cultures and parts of the world, to develop projects that promote dialogue, respect and empathy. Ascension is from the series Darkness into Light, a body of work that shares intimate moments with some of the women whose lives were changed forever through this tragedy. We must recall the incident in viewing this work, but are also reminded of the solidarity and support shown locally and globally in response. In sharing their grief, we are encouraged to take action and address systemic problems as we strive for a more inclusive society.
(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )