21 Mar 2015 – 20:00
Book launch: Sadik Kwaish Alfraji
Tuesday evening Time 20.00 Location Framer Framed in the Tolhuistuin IJpromenade 2 1031 KT Amsterdam Book details ISBN 978-90-5330-848-6 Hardcover, 23 x 30,5 cm. 208 pp with 280 illustrations printed in full color Designed by Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFarès Retail price: € 50,-
Framer Framed is pleased to host the launch of Dutch-Iraqi artist Sadik Kwaish Alfraji’s first monograph, published by Schilt Publishing and edited by curator and critic Nat Muller. This is the first publication offering an in-depth and comprehensive look into the world of one of the most prominent artists working in the Iraqi diaspora today. Afraji’s distinct visual language addresses the vulnerability of human existence and speaks of loss, exile, fragmentation and displacement. Sadik Kwaish Alfraji will be in conversation with Nat Muller and will be showing his videos Ali’s Boat (2015), Biography of a Head (2014) and Godot to Come Yesterday (2013) in the Netherlands for the first time. The event is followed by drinks and a book signing session.
An interview with Nat Muller and Sadik Kwaish Alfraji can be found here.
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji (2015) is the first book that offers a comprehensive look into the world of one of the most prominent Iraqi artists working today.
The publication covers over thirty years of his practice, from his student work of the early 1980s in a war-torn Iraq, to his many artist books, paintings, drawings, videos, and large-scale installations. It provides an in-depth overview of Alfraji’s work, which combines artistic and philosophical concepts to create a distinct graphical visual language. Alfraji’s oeuvre addresses the vulnerability of human existence and speaks of loss, exile, fragmentation and displacement.
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji was born in Baghdad in 1960. He lives and works in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections in the Middle East and internationally.
The book is edited by the leading curator and critic of contemporary Middle Eastern art Nat Muller, and includes an in-depth interview with the artist and a critical text by renowned cultural historian of the Middle East and Professor at Brown University Shiva Balaghi.
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