Frieze, 2015

Frieze is a series of 3D printed reliefs, that are based on photography images taken from the internet showing building in a state of destruction.The images are taken from Babylonian and Assyrian world heritage architecture, that were destroyed during the past 12 years (from the 2nd Golf war through the Arab spring and ISIS at- … Read more

Coverage, 2015

Excerpt from ‘The Rape of Memory’ by David Elliott: Coverage, more than a play on words, is the title of the large fabric work with which this exhibition concludes. Decorative, geometric arabesques uniformly cover thirty-six differently coloured pieces of fabric, roughly the size of a scarf, a flag or a towel; over each of them … Read more

Untitled – silkscreens, 2015

Excerpt from ‘The Rape of Memory’ by David Elliott: In an untitled series of large silkscreens made with dust, pigment and lacquer printed on sheet aluminium, Fattal has focused on images of recent acts of cultural desecration and destruction as they have been depicted throughout the Arab media, often using film supplied by the perpetrators … Read more

Terrain, 2015

Excerpt from ‘The Rape of Memory’ by David Elliott: In his exhibition, Mesopotography, Fattal has broadened the geographical and conceptual focus of his work to include the systematic cycles of destruction of historical and religious monuments that have characterised warfare in the Middle East, Afghanistan and North Africa over the past twenty years. The propensity … Read more

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