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The artist works in an underlying register, his works primarily concerned with the historical past of his country and its place in the current day. Harb’s use of collage allows him to construct a discourse that did not previously exist or was at least hidden. The artist imbeds old photographs and archival objects within his works, often rare pieces of the past that he cuts and inserts into conceptual compositions. Both the result and the approach relay a hidden story, the use of genuine historical sources summoning the past to the present - a solution proposed by Harb to reaffirm and reestablish the cultural and physical existence of his people.

Details

  • Title: Map of Land Series, #4
  • Creator: Hazem Harb
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Physical Dimensions: 200 x 120 cm
  • Medium: Collage of Archival Fine Arts Photography mounted on wood
  • Depicted Topic: Palestine, Displaced
  • Artist nationality: Palestinian

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