Thursday 18 January 2018

Fragment Without Borders

Fragment Without Borders

Artist Hanaa Malallah left Iraq in 2006 to take up a fellowship in Paris. She left her studio in Baghdad expecting to return within a year but continuing sectarian violence led to her staying in Europe.

My Country Map was the second piece of work she produced after moving to London, where she used the ruins technique she had developed to reflect the sense that the country was “on fire” during that period.

She discusses the process of creating the work over the course of many months and how she reflected the “chaos of war”.

My Country Map was on display at IWM London as part of Age Of Terror: Art since 9/11, the UK’s first major exhibition to consider artists’ responses to war and conflict since 9/11.

Image: Hanaa Malallah My Country Map 2008 - Layers of burnt canvas and oil on canvas © Courtesy The Park Gallery & Roger Fawcett-Tang

Age OF Terror

Hanaa Mallalah
Contemporary conflict
Hanaa Malallah on How Conflict has Influenced her Work
Hanaa Malallah lived through multiple conflicts in Iraq - as a young artist, she grew up during the Iran-Iraq War and presented her first solo show in the wake of the First Gulf War.
View of gallery showing marble surveillance stand and figures
IWM London, Age of Terror Exhibition
Age of Terror: Art since 9/11

IWM London

26 October 2017 to 28 May 2018

Indre Serptyte
Contemporary conflict
Indrė Šerpytytė - 9/11 and the Age of Terror
Indrė Šerpytytė's work 150MPH is partly the Lithuanian-born artist's way of processing the events of 9/11 and partly a monument to the people who lost their lives in the attacks on the Twin Towers.