Sadik Kwaish Alfraji
Landscape of Memory: Seven Installations from the Barjeel Art Foundation (Sharjah, UAE)
30 January | 4 June 2023

The exhibition is the first to present this assemblage of inventive installations, which explore the rich and complex history of the Middle East region. Drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the works probe questions of causes and effects of war, personal and national identity, exile and belonging, and memory and commemoration in films, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and multimedia displays. 


With roots in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Europe, and the United States, the seven innovative artists provoke reflection on what it means to remember and the landscapes their memories inhabit. 


"Baghdad sets the scene for both Sadik Kwaish Alfraji’s The House My Father Built, a large-scale visualization of the artist’s first painful visit home following his father’s death, as well as Adel Abidin’s rumination on the lonely consequences of war in his Memorial".