14/08/2021 - 17/09/2021

Commission - Installation

Abbas Akhavan

Chisenhale Gallery presents a new commission by Montreal-based artist Abbas Akhavan.

Akhavan’s work ranges from context-specific installations to drawing, video, sculpture and performance. For his Chisenhale Gallery commission, Akhavan develops his ongoing research on the relationship between cobb, a material made from subsoil, water and organic fibres, and chroma key green-screen technology.

Through working with these materials Akhavan recreates sections of a historic Syrian landmark believed to have been destroyed by ISIS, and in doing so comments on themes of material production, absence, and destruction.


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