[ˈeɪ.wɒl] adjective [ after verb ]
1. abbreviation for absent without leave; to say that a member of the armed forces is away without permission but without intent to desert.
2. absent from where one should be; missing.
“Absent without leave“ as an idea holds a harlequin of meaning, particularly if one looks to redefine it.
AWOL provides a metaphysical thread for the works of four artists: Maxine Attard, Charlie Cauchi, Romeo Roxman Gatt and Duška Malešević. Through their explorations, the artists invite us to question, confront, reframe and reinvent absences that inhabit us, giving these seemingly empty spaces the presence necessary for redeeming catharsis. AWOL is an international exhibition curated by artist Julien Vinet.