The bilingual book was published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibitions at Kunstverein in Hamburg and Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, and was supported as Catalogue No 145 by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung under its support prize “Catalogues for Young Artists.”
About the Artist
Working across video, painting, text and installation, Abu Abdallah’s work is a meditation on our media-saturated present, and the tension between our virtual personas and real lived experiences. Influenced by the online flows of data and images as well as pop culture in the Gulf, her work is an intimate reflection on the anxieties of a hyperconnected present.
About the Author
Amal Khalaf is the Assistant Curator of the Serpentine Gallery’s site-specific Edgeware Road Project, an international residency and research programme.
About the Publishers
Founded in 2015 with the mission of promoting the talent of artists from the region, Kaph Books is a publishing house based in Beirut, Lebanon, and specialising in quality art books on Middle-Eastern artists or art practices. Each book is unique, created in collaboration with the artists and contributors with high technical and design quality.
Art Jameel is an organisation that supports artists and creative communities. Current initiatives include running heritage institutes and restoration programmes, plus a broad range of arts and educational initiatives for all ages. The organisation’s programmes foster the role of the arts in building open, connected communities; at a time of flux and dramatic societal shifts, this role is understood as more crucial than ever.
The Kunstverein in Hamburg is dedicated to supporting those artists who produce work today and help design the cultural heritage of tomorrow. Setting its bearings by international developments in contemporary art, the programme sets out to foster and present high-calibre artistic experiments, which, framed by discussion, further advance the development of contemporary art exhibitions.