Hazem Harb: Contemporary Heritage, 23 Mar 2020 — 31 May 2020

Hazem Harb: Contemporary Heritage

The artist's first solo at the gallery since 2015 brings together a fresh body of work the cuts across disciplines and continues to push the boundaries of the contemporary art framework.

Tabari Artspace, Bld. 3, level 2, Gate Village, DIFC, Dubai, UAE

In his practice, the artist focuses on the preoccupation with the Palestinian people and their collective and subjective narratives. In his new works, the artist transposes 1920s Palestinian archival imagery into etchings that come to form compelling contemporary artefacts much like those of the forgotten societies now resigned to museums.

This new body of work sees the artist observe the notion of heritage as unfixed and fluid. Underscoring Palestinian academic, Edward Said’s concept of Orientalism whereby through the imposition of soft powers history is reshaped for various agendas, Harb observes that while transferred from generation-to- generation, heritage also collides with colonial discourses resulting in new meanings that subsume the stories of the original owners who are often forcibly absent.

Contacts & Details
Sun – Thu 10am – 6pm
T: +971 4 323 0820
M: info@tabariartspace.com

Tabari Artspace, Bld. 3, level 2, Gate Village, DIFC, Dubai, UAE

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