at the lab
Selected Works
Samah Hijawi

11 June – 1 September 2013

Samah Hijawi's exhibition at The Lab is loosely centered on a new multimedia work Chicken Scribbles and the Pigeon that Looks like a Frog (2010-ongoing) in which she investigates the political influences on aesthetics in the Arab world from the 1960s to the 1980s, both from a broader art historical perspective and a personal angle.

Other works shown include It all collapses in the living room (2012), an installation derived from a public intervention in Jericho, Palestine. Based on the premise that a Jericho earthquake results in the total submersion of Palestine, people were invited to discuss alternative solutions for Palestine's struggle.

Where are the Arabs? (2009) is a public performance, shown here as a 'taped for public broadcast' video, where the artist contemplates Pan-Arabism and the collective Arab identity.