Jamelie Hassan L’espace de l’alphabet
Vernissage on Saturday, May 13, at 5 pm
Jamelie Hassan’s art has been consistently propelled by highly charged social and political subjects, which, in a profoundly interdisciplinary manner, insists on complicating any separation between subjectivity, culture, politics and art. Drawing from an array of materials and an expansive range of subjects, she produces many of her installations based on research and materials from her travels through[the world]. – Monika Kin Gagnon from the catalogue Aldin’s Gift
Jamelie Hassan’s new installation, produced while in residency takes its departure from the National Museum of Beyrouth, Lebanon. Situated on the Green Line dividing East and West Beyrouth during Lebanon’s civil war, the Museum was the site of violent exchanges between rival armies that variously used it as barrack, bunker and refuge. It has recently re-opened after undergoing significant restaurations.
Since the 1970s, Jamelie Hassan has participated in numerous exhibitions, namely Feminist Practices: Lateral Moves (with Leila Sujir) A Space, Toronto (1999), Recent Work, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (1997-98), City at the End of Time: Hong Kong (1997), Or Gallery, Vancouver (1997), Aldin’s Gift, Art Gallery of York University and Art Gallery of Windsor (1996-97) and Temporarily Possessed, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1995). When Jamelie Hassan is not traveling she lives and works in London, Ontario.
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