Haitham (charles) Haddad
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Opening june, 15th. 2018
Part of the The Artist Residency
in Aarau, Switzerland.
Faragh (void), فراغ , 2014
Participated in Qalandiya Internation program Manam group exhibition
November, 2014. Haifa
We are born into a life mission
dedicating most of our time and energy to it, until eventually losing
the ability to explore our own true potential. This work attempts to
question the existence or nonexistence of individuality when one is
part of a higher cause, when a current struggle comes before one's
ambitions and abilities. a room two figures a sofa two windows..
Photo Credit: rabea Salfiti
Amira ctrl+s / أميرة
ٍSolo Exhibition, 2016
This exhibition deals with memory -
the human and the electronic memory - and how it affects us.
Are we able to delete it, edit it, or reshape it?
Does this mean we can control it?
In this exhibition I try to "program" my family members,
their old stories and their memories, despite the fact I
was never a part of these and I am unaware of many details.
This programming is done by drawing features and basic shapes
that stabilise the personal memory in the memory of the computer.
The outcome might be far from reality, but it nonetheless seeks
to save memory from loss.
This exhibition was produced by Khashabi Theatre
Memory lab, part 1. Mixed media
اهلا وسهلا بعالم الخرا
اهلا وسهلا بعالم الخرا
Cardboard & acrylic
Part of Sharbek Collective Exhibition
Gallery 2OG, Berlin
To display a work of art internationally means the work is inherently lost in translation. Yet, under the conditions in some parts of the world today, where many artists (and non-artists) face severe lacks of opportunities, cultural infrastructure, and access to art consumers and critics, one becomes obliged to exhibit in the “Global North”. The problem that persists in this globalised cultural consumerism is how to present an artistic or a cultural experience to an audience that is completely unequipped to interpret the work’s culturally-specific nuances and stream of consciousness. This room is a kind of test, to see how the Other (or the local in another place) interacts with a work when they do not fully perceive it, and can never fully perceive it.
The room attempts to represent nothing. It is not a representation of a culture, but rather the abstractification of one. On this set, the viewers are invited to participate in an abstract, and visually pleasing sensory experience, a mass of colours, shapes, scents, furniture, and clothing - but the experience remains incomplete without a dictionary.