In his new exhibition The Witness-Machine Complex Lawrence Abu Hamdan examines the role of the simultaneous translators and the then-novel electronic acoustic infrastructure deployed to enable their work at the Nuremberg Trials in 1945/6. The Witness-Machine Complex opens on September 16th, 2021.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan will be presenting a new version of his audiovisual installation 𝘈𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘚𝘍𝘟 at the 34th Biennial of São Paulo. This work uses the sounds and stories from Abu Hamdan’s self-constructed sound effects library. The accoustic inventory, presented as an animated text projected on a sceen, is sourced from earwitness interviews the artist conducted, as well as from trial transcripts across the globe. A […]
Whose testimonies are heard by our legal entities? Whose voices are ignored? Are all testimonies created equal? Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s new exhibition 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘺 𝘌𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 questions the ways in which testimony is presented, as well as who can speak in which spaces and what conditions establish the possibility to make a claim. Whether is through his video installations, his sound libraries or […]
On the occasion of ARCO 2021, mor charpentier presents a project involving multiple voices, organized around two main themes. The first of these has to do with “the archive and the testimony”: works in which the artist is a researcher, collector and witness of reality featuring the works of Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lara Almarcegui, Oscar Muñoz, Rosângela Rennó, […]
Lawrence Abu Hamdan will be presenting his installation Freedom of Speech Itself in the exhibition Polyphonic at the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. This exhibition encourages visitors to reflect on the multiplicity of voices as a societal phenomenon. The installations, performances, drawings and videos highlight the clashing convergence and divergence of voices and sounds in different ways. Polyphonic opens the 1st of July, 2021.
Discover Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s audio investigations in INFORMATION (Today), a group show featuring contemporary artists seeking to unravel the phenomenon of excess data that we are currently experiencing. The show features a range of artistic positions, including recent work and new commissions in diverse media, thus providing an overview of some of the most promising and challenging practices grappling with data, technology, […]
Congratulations to Lawrence Abu Hamdan for being selected as part of the artist lineup of the São Paulo Bienal for its thirty-fourth edition. Titled 𝘍𝘢𝘻 𝘌𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘰 (Though It’s Dark, Still I Sing) and curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, the biennial takes its name from a 1965 poem by Amazonian Thiago de Mello. The biennial will open on September 2021, stay tuned to know more about Abu Hamdan’s works.
We are pleased to announce that we will be reopening the gallery this Wednesday 19th of May, 2021. Come and discover Resisting Bodies a group exhibition that explores the idea of the body as a receptable of memory and trauma, as well as a means for expression. Featuring the works of Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Saâdane Afif, […]
From Charwei Tsai’s spiritual representations of Buddhist scriptures to Rosângela Rennó’s exploration of penitentiary mug shots, our upcoming booth at Frieze New York will examine the practice of self-portraiture and identity. Our online viewing room will feature the works of Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Carlos Motta, Oscar Muñoz, Liliana Porter, Rosângela Rennó, Charwei Tsai and Hajra Waheed. Register at frieze.com in order to visit our online viewing room, VIP previews open on May 5th.
mor charpentier will be a part of FIAC Online Viewing Rooms from the 4th until the 7th of March 2021. Our online viewing room will feature the works of Bianca Bondi, Théo Mercier, Saâdane Afif, Liliana Porter and Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Visit FIAC.com to login.
After Vienna’s lockdown, Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s solo show “Green Coconuts and Other Inadmissible Evidence” has reopened on February 9 until March 14, 2021. In his exhibition at the Secession, the artist presents altogether four works from two series that probe questions in quest for truth in the context of today’s legal and humanitarian crises: After SFX (2018), Once Removed (2019), […]
In both his art and his audio investigations, Lawrence Abu Hamdan grapples with sound, speech, memory, and the quest for truth in the context of today’s legal and humanitarian crises. A central concern that is woven through many of his works, including sound and video installations, objects, and research-based documentaries, is his engagement with questions […]