Reopening of Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s solo-show @Secession, Vienna
February 10, 2021
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), A Speculative Portrait (for a boy who returned without his face) (2020), and For the Otherwise Unaccounted (2020). The display takes a stand for other forms of witnessing that break the juridical framework for eye- and earwitnesses’ statements and perhaps pose a more general challenge to our notions of law and justice, of truth and how it is established.