Daniel Bretton Tisdale
Graphite on paper.
Still Life with Pomegranate
Blessings Upon the Land of my Love
Emulsion and acrylic on brick.
Video of Imran Qureshi speaking about his work.
Objects of Khiam
Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Photograph of a string of beads made from olive stones and thread.
"While shooting our film Khiam (2008) in a detention camp in south Lebanon, we were deeply moved to hear resistance fighters and activists explain how they would chafe their fingers sculpting a stone into a heart, or rub olive stones against a wall, which they would then wrap in the thread they had unravelled from their socks to turn them into a string of beads. The detainees, locked in a dehumanizing place, braved torture every day in order to create. They battled, thieved, lied or disobeyed to persevere, to create, moved by what could be called an artistic urge. And this is to be found in all places of arbitrary confinement. Whenever there is an attempt to enslave man, there is also resistance, disobedience, a surge toward art.”
— Frieze, Issue 147, May 2012.
Thierry Ehrmann in Lyon, France.
R/MQ1 Model (Predator Drone Constructed Anachronistically)
C-print of basswood model.
"The drone you refer to — constructed in the outmoded, anachronistic form of a model airplane — is both monumental and diminutive because of the ambivalent scale. Presented as product photography, the work depicts a weapon now synonymous with the US military-industrial complex as a hobbyist project." - J.H.
A side view of Lathyrus odoratus L.
Steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam, paint.
264 x 228 x 122 in. (670.6 x 579.1 x 309.9 cm)
(See also: Video on Al-Hadid filmed during the production of this piece, via Art21.)
A Mural for Mina Daniel
(photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy)