NO GOD BUT GOD: THE ART OF ISLAM AT THE ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review June 2019
Russell Kelty N o god but God: The Art of Islam gains its title from the Shahadah, or Declaration of Faith, that defines Islam and unites Muslim congregations around the world.
No god but God is the first major display of Islamic art at the Art Gallery of South Australia to encompass a geographical zone extending from Morocco to Australia and the display’s highlight is its special emphasis on Indonesia.
No god but God features the earliest works of Islamic art to enter the Art Gallery’s collection in 1916 to the most recent acquisitions, such as a 19th century palm-leaf manuscript of The Story of the Prophet Joseph (Hikayat Nabi Yusuf), rendered in a Balinese translation, from West Lombok. Throne rest (sesako), early 19th century, North Lampung, Indonesia wood, 141.5 x 240.0 cm...