John Halaka at The Mosaic Rooms

The Mosaic Rooms in London will be exhibiting John Halaka’s series of drawings, Landscapes of Desire from May 6-25, 2011.


From the gallery page:

Landscapes of Desire is inspired by the ruins of Palestinian homes and villages destroyed during and after the 1948 exodus…The repeated stamping of the words “remember,” “resist,” “return,” “rebuild” and “forgive”, defines the forms, textures and tones of the landscapes, becoming a visual mantra.

Halaka’s recent work in both painting and documentary film making investigates cycles of repression and displacement as well as the personal and political relationship between desire, denial and instability.

This series is haunting and worth the visit to see in person.

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