Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s sound and video installation, This whole time there were no land mines (2017) documents a ‘shouting valley’ that lies in the contested area of the Golan Heights, Syria. This stretch of land was annexed by Israel from Syria following a ceasefire in 1967 and was named ‘the shouting valley’, as the area’s topography allows […]
This year’s Dialogue Prize has been awarded to the work “Once Removed” by Lawrence Abu Hamdan. “The video is an extraordinarily multi-layered reflection on the act of conversation, the complexity of research and the fluidity of memory. The video also simultaneously examines both the horrors of war and the general blindness of societies that find […]
Well before the coronavirus pandemic began, the situation in Moria refugee camp was extremely critical. Now more than ever, solidarity is necessary. Artists for Moria is a fundraiser to assist the efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Sixteen international artists are donating their works for this effort. […]
Collecteurs—the world’s first digital museum of private collections— published SUBSTANCE 100, a new, annual list that outlines a diverse array of artists, activists, collectives, movements and organizations making a substantial change in the world. By engaging a community of activists from the art world and beyond, SUBSTANCE 100 raises the question, “what is the purpose […]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 22nd Biennale of Sidney has decided to close to the public and transfer the space into a virtual platform. Starting April 6th, audiences around the world will be able to engage with the Exhibition on the Google Arts & Culture platform.
The Global Art Forum “Newshour Special” was dedicated to the stories and narratives shaping the current coronavirus fallout. Looking at how normal life is currently paused in much of the world and the immediate future canceled, our shared present felt strange and precarious. Hosted by Global Art Forum’s Commissioner, Shumon Basar, this Newshour Special included tele-conversations […]
Under the artistic direction of Brook Andrew, the exhibition will include artworks across six sites: Art Gallery of NSW, Artspace, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the National Art School.
Artist and audio investigator Lawrence Abu Hamdan, writer and art historian Hannah B. Higgins, and UChicago professor and theorist W.J.T. Mitchell (Departments of English and Art History) come together to explore the ways in which what we hear and how we hear it impacts our ability to perceive and understand things visually.
In 20/20 Symposium considers the universe of image production, the vision systems that distribute it and the underlying frameworks by which it shapes the present moment. Through presentations, panel conversations and talks from contemporary artists, filmmakers, media theorists, curators and technologists, the day looks back at images as a way to bring visibility to the present […]
We are pleased to announce that Lawrence Abu Hamdan has been awarded the 2022 Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media. Abu Hamdan is the first non-American recipient of this commission which will debut at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in spring 2022, followed by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin that winter. According to […]
The Turner Prize 2019, presented in partnership with Tate and Turner Contemporary, has been awarded to a collective bringing together the four nominated artists. The nominees – Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani – came together to request that the jury consider awarding the Prize to them as a collective. In […]