1) Glance towards the unknown; 2) Light man?s historical footsteps; 3) The offering (Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography) by Fathi Hassan

These photographs form part of the Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography.


Details

Dimensions:
Each 30 x 40 cm
Acquired in:
2011
Vendor:
Rose Issa

This is an Art Fund initiative for the British Museum and V&A to acquire a collection of 20th century and contemporary photography and digital images by artists from the Middle East (whether living in their countries of origin or outside). The Art Fund has given the two museums grants over £150,000 for the collection and additional support for the tour of the collection. These 3 works are influenced by Nubia's strong oral culture. Fathi uses Arabic as a medium to express this Nubian speech, blending words from both languages. Many of his works have no spaces at all between the words and letters because he wants them to stay 'in company' with one another.

Provenance

1) Al-Riwaq Gallery, Bahrain; 2) Casa Del Arte, Istanbul; 3-5) Rose Issa Projects, London; 6) Magnum Photos.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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