Iman Issa’s work has explored the contemporary relevance of objects, ideas and modes of communication that seemingly belong to another time.
Her project ‘Material’ is a series consisting of 10 small installations in different forms, each presented as a potential alternative structure to an existing monument or memorial. The project proceeds from an interest in the commemorative language used by monuments and memorials in general. Issa is particularly interested in the symbolic quality and abstracting tendencies that are typically associated with such structures. The project also constitutes an attempt to find forms that better express the personal significance of the figures, events and places represented. In this exhibition, two of the 10 installations are presented; National Resistance, (Material for a Sculpture ... Distance) (2010) and Now marks the street and squares he once frequented, (Material for a Sculpture … Economist) (2011).
Taking its title from a work by Farideh Lashai that was itself inspired by Goya’s Disasters of War, this exhibition offers an insight into the radical ideas, visions and perspectives on humanity that inform the work of eight artists represented in the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection.
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