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Untitled (Audio Essays)

Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series

Lecture Date(s)

November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm November 20, 2018 at 12:45pm

Speaker(s)

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Moderator(s)

Holiday Powers, Assistant Professor, Art History

Language

English

Location

Museum of Islamic Arts Auditorium
The Atrium at VCUarts Qatar

Acknowledgment

Crystal Studio
Image caption: Lawrence Abu Hamdan ©Maureen Paley, London

The lectures, the latest in Abu Hamdan’s series of live audio essays, examines the contemporary politics of listening, and the importance of the “earwitness”.

Jordan-born Abu Hamdan, who media company Bloomberg said “is in every important museum collection around the globe”. Abu Hamdan’s interest with sound and its intersection with politics originate from his background as a touring musician and facilitator of DIY music. His audio investigations have been used as evidence at the UK’s Asylum and Immigration Tribunal and as advocacy for organizations such as Amnesty International and Defence for Children International.

His works are amongst the collections at the MoMA and the Guggenheim in New York, the Van AbbeMuseum in Eindhoven, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Tate Modern in London.

Image credit: Saydnaya (ray traces), 2017 (detail),©Lawrence Abu Hamdan, courtesy of Maureen Paley, London

Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Image courtesy of Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Biography

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Artist

@lawrenceabuhamdan
lawrenceabuhamdan.com

Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s interest with sound and its intersection with politics originate from his background as a touring musician and facilitator of DIY music. His audio investigations have been used as evidence at the UK’s Asylum and Immigration Tribunal and as advocacy for organizations such as Amnesty International and Defence for Children International. His forensic audio investigations were conducted as part of his research for Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths College London where he received his PhD in 2017. Abu Hamdan is the author of the artist book [inaudible] :
A politics of listening in 4 acts.

Abu Hamdan was the recipient of the 2018 Abraaj Group Art Prize and the winner of Art Basel’s 2018 Baloise Art Prize in the “Statements” sector. His film Rubber Coated Steel (2016) won the Tiger short film award at the Rotterdam International Film festival 2017 and his exhibition Earshot at Portikus Frankfurt (2016) won him the 2016 Nam June Paik Award for new media. Abu Hamdan was a 2017/2018 guest of the DAAD Kunstler Program in Berlin and the 2015-17 fellow at the Vera List Centre for Art and Politics at the New School in New York. He has had solo exhibitions at locations including Hammer Museum L.A (2018), Portikus Frankfurt (2016), Kunsthalle St Gallen (2015), Beirut in Cairo (2013), The Showroom, London (2012), and Casco, Utrecht (2012).

His works are part of collections at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Guggenheim in New York, the Van AbbeMuseum in Eindhoven, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Tate Modern in London.

Public Programming

April 1, 2019 ― 1 to 2 PM

Book your Brain Date with Lawrence Abu Hamdan!

April 1, 2019 ― 2 to 3 PM

Class talk by Lawrence Abu Hamdan with Painting and Printmaking students

April 1, 2019 ― 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Crossing Boundaries Lecture series:
'Untitled (Audio Essays)' by Lawrence Abu Hamdan at MIA Auditorium

April 1, 2019 ― 9 to 11 PM

Exclusive dinner with Lawrence Abu Hamdan offered to students, alumni, staff and faculty at VCUarts Qatar (RSVP - limited seats)

April 2, 2019 ― 12:45 to 2 PM

Crossing Boundaries Lecture series:
'Untitled (Audio Essays)' by Lawrence Abu Hamdan at MIA Auditorium

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