This is the first major survey of Hatoum’s work in the UK, covering 35 years from her early radical performances and video pieces, to sculptures and large-scale installations. Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, she settled in England in 1975. Through the juxtaposition of opposites such as beauty and horror, Hatoum engages us in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination.
Nada Sehnaoui's labour-intensive artistic practice hinges predominantly on repetition, underlining the importance of time and process inherent to the act of remembering or forgetting. In doing so, she recalls and reiterates personal and collective acts of resilience that is symbolic of war, political instability and crisis. This exhibition includes pieces of Sehnaoui's iconic series Peindre L'Orient Le Jour (1999) that are exhibited for the first time outside Lebanon.
This winter's Selections looks at works in the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection acquired from Sharjah Biennials or Sharjah Biennial artists. The works on view include Lara Almarcegui's work shown in SB8, Basma Alsharif's experimental-documentary video and installation, as well as works from SB9 and SB10 by Iman Issa and Slavs and Tatars and a sculptural work by Adrián Villar Rojas.