january, 2019

14janallday20febFathi Hassan | Hemsat (Whispers)

Fathi Hassan, Untitled, 1999, (from the series L’uomo moderno/ Modern Man), Mixed media on paper, 34.6 x 24.7 cm


Event Details

Lawrie Shabibi is delighted to announce Fathi Hassan’s debut solo exhibition in the gallery titled “Hemsat [Whispers]” , opening on Monday, 14 January from 6 – 9 PM.

Comprising an anthological selection of never-before exhibited pictorial and text-based works, the exhibition traces the line of the forty-year career of this Nubian Egyptian artist. The title, recalling the breeze of the desert, evokes an environment where everything moves and changes continuously.

Through his works, Hassan focuses on the interaction between spoken and written language. Single letters, words or entire sentences are repeated to form captivating yet illegible ‘texts’ that draw from Arabic calligraphy, abstract and figurative designs and symbols, allowing for shifting meaning and multiple interpretations of the words and invented graphic signs. Hassan’s dream-like stories explore issues of migration, memory, cultural belonging and loss.

Courtesy of Lawrie Shabibi


January 14 (Monday) - February 20 (Wednesday)


Lawrie Shabibi

Unit 21, Alserkal Avenue Al-Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE

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