In Selections Guided Tour

‘While You Were Sleeping’ brings together the work of two Berlin-based artists Hiba Alansari and Fadi Al-Hamwi. The joint presentation provides a view into the conceptual and material dialogue between their practices, both concerning themselves with lending physical shape to the human experience of war. The works express this in the context of the Syrian conflict, from which both the artists left for Germany. Exhibition is now showing at Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait, and is supported by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen.

This is the second reiteration of Fadi al-Hamwi and Hiba Alansari: While You Were Sleeping exhibition was originally presented at East of Elsewhere at Vardaxoglou in London in July 2018.

The exhibition is running from November 20 until the new year.

“‘While You Were Sleeping’ brings together the work of two Berlin-based artists Hiba Alansari and Fadi Al-Hamwi”

Hiba Alansari, Decke, 137 x 191 cm, fabric and sheep wool, 2017
Hiba Alansari, Decke, 137 x 191 cm, fabric and sheep wool, 2017
Hiba Alansari, To Forget, 35 x 164 x 277, Painted found ceramics in a metal vitrine, 2019
Hiba Alansari, To Forget, 35 x 164 x 277, Painted found ceramics in a metal vitrine, 2019
Hiba Alansari, To Forget, detail shot
Hiba Alansari, To Forget, detail shot
Hiba Alansari, 2012, 210 x 110 x 210 cm, Iron frame, crystal cut ceramics printed directly from the jaws of teeth, 2017
Hiba Alansari, 2012, 210 x 110 x 210 cm, Iron frame, crystal cut ceramics printed directly from the jaws of teeth, 2017
Fadi Al-Hamwi, Artificial Sugar, 2’41 (loop), Video, 2013
Fadi Al-Hamwi, Artificial Sugar, 2’41 (loop), Video, 2013
Fadi Al-Hamwi, Artificial Sugar, Installation view
Fadi Al-Hamwi, Artificial Sugar, Installation view
Fadi Al-Hamwi, Spoils I, 150 x 420 cm, Charcoal on paper, 2018
Fadi Al-Hamwi, Spoils I, 150 x 420 cm, Charcoal on paper, 2018
Fadi Al-Hamwi, To Whom It May Concern, 200 broken concrete bricks shown via live stream by a hidden camera in the room, Beirut, 2013
Fadi Al-Hamwi, To Whom It May Concern, 200 broken concrete bricks shown via live stream by a hidden camera in the room, Beirut, 2013

Feature Caption: Fadi Al-Hamwi, Bathroom Mirror I, 150 x 150 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2015

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