Exhibition catalogue on the solo exhibition for Adel Abidin at Darat al Funun.
Published by Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation, 2015
Design by Salua Qidan, syntaxdesign
Printed in Jordan
Rijin Sahakian, “New Vocabularies”
May Muzaffar, “Displacement and Exile”
Katharine Welsh, “Allegory, Irony and the Image”
Saleem Al-Bahloly “Elegy for a Cow”
“A Conversation Between Lamia Joreige and Adel Abidin”
Works by Adel Abidin
Born in Baghdad in 1973, living and working in Finland, multimedia artist Adel Abidin questions occidental images and stereotypes of the “East” within his works, often applying a rather humorous approach when dealing with themes such as marginalization, war, dispersion and life in exile. Concepts of cultural alienation and gender are recurrent subjects in his installations, videos and photographs.