Exhibition

Ahlam Shibli. Phantom Home

Phantom Home

25 Jan. to 28 Apr. 2013

Ahlam Shibli, Untitled (Death, no. 31).  Ala’in Refugee Camp, 28 February, 2012. Courtesy the artist.

Ahlam Shibli, Untitled (Death, no. 31). Ala’in Refugee Camp, 28 February, 2012. Courtesy the artist.

  • Fecha:
    14 Nov. 2013 - 09 Feb. 2014
    Lugar:
    Museu de Arte Contemporanea Serralves
  • Fecha:
    27 May - 30 Sep. 2013
    Lugar:
    Jeu de Paume

Through a documentary aesthetic, the photographic work of Ahlam Shibli (Palestine, 1970) addresses the contradictory implications of the notion of home. The work deals with the loss of home and the fight against that loss, but also with restrictions and limitations that the idea of home imposes on the individuals and groups marked by repressive identity politics. Examples of places where the problematic is encountered include the occupied Palestinian areas; monuments that commemorate members of the French Resistance against the Nazis together with French fighters in the colonial wars against peoples who demanded their own independence; the bodies of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals from Oriental societies; and the communities of children in Polish orphanages. Death, Shibli's latest photographic series, especially conceived for this retrospective, shows the efforts of Palestinian society to preserve the presence of those who lost their lives fighting against the occupation. This series contains a wide representation of the absent ones through photographs, posters, graves and graffiti displayed as a form of resistance against the colonial regime.

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