Where should I go? futureless

Place Asia: Afghanistan
Accession Number ART93281
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 570 mm x 660 mm
Object type Print
Physical description linocut on paper
Maker Hussaini, Sayed Muzafar
Place made Australia: South Australia, Murray Bridge
Date made 2003
Conflict Afghanistan, 2001-2021

Item copyright: Copyright unknown


'Where should I go? futureless' is subtitled 'There is no-one to look after this little girl. It is difficult to be an orphan.' A young girl in traditional dress stands at the crossroads of two landscapes representing Afghanistan and Australia. Several paths interconnect amid a landscape of detention centre huts, a crusader style castle, and the rugged high mountains of Hazarajat, Afghanistan's central mountainous region and the traditional home of the Hazara people. The lonely figure of the girl illustrates the isolation and uncertainty experienced by many refugees as they struggle to find direction in a new country, far from the comfort and support of family. This work reflects the experiences of an Afghan artist who came to Australia as a result of the conflict in his home country.