Iman Issa

Imperfect Chronology @ Whitechapel Gallery, Aug 23 – Jan 8

22 August 2016

The Imperfect Chronology: Mapping the Contemporary II group exhibition is on at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, opening August 23 and running to January 8.

The exhibition features work by Sophia Al-MariaLawrence Abu HamdanEtel AdnanMarwa Arsanios, Ali Cherri, Manal Al Dowayan, Sadik Al FrajiSusan HefunaZineb SediraIman Issa, Jumana Manna, and GCC.

The works are drawn from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection of modern and contemporary Arab art, and the final display of a year-long series at the Whitechapel will focus on the theme of what the press release calls ‘mapping geographies’ which examines “the notion of statehood and exploring how artists engage with the rapidly expanding cities of the Arab region.”

Visit the Whitechapel Gallery website for more details.**

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, The All Hearing, 2014. Video, 12:42 minutes. Image courtesy Galeri NON and Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, ‘The All Hearing’ (2014). Video, 12:42 minutes. Image courtesy Galeri NON + Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.
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Don’t You Know Who I Am? @ M HKA, Jun 7 – Nov 23

30 May 2014

Don’t You Know Who I Am? – Art After Identity Politics, a major group exhibition opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA), will be running from June 7 to November 23.

The exhibition explores themes of identity and identification, investigating how various societal groups have defined themselves along racial, ethnic, or gendered lines in order to increase their visibility and overcome discrimination.

Don’t You Know Who I Am? will be curated by Anders Kreuger and Nav Haq of the M HKA, and will feature a slew of artists including Anthea Hamilton, Haegue YangHedwig Houben, Iman Issa, and Katja Novitskova.

See the M HKA event page for details. **

'I call and call nobody responds' by Ermias Kifleyesus. Image courtesy the artist.
‘I call and call nobody responds’ by Ermias Kifleyesus. Image courtesy the artist.
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