The second episode of special editorials about the Present Future section of Artissima 2015. We present artists from Lawrie Shabibi, Lisson Gallery, lokal_30 and moniquemeloque. Follow us and the hashtag #ArtissimaLive!
Yazan Khalili, presented by Lawrie Shabibi
Khalili was born in 1981 and lives and works in and out of Palestine. He received a degree in Architecture from Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine in 2003, graduating in 2010 with a Master’s degree from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmith’s College, University of London. He is currently pursuing an MFA degree at Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.
Khalili’s practice is detailed, reflective and full of intent, using photography and the written word to unravel historically constructed landscapes. In a climate of mass displacement and uncertain territorial boundaries Khalili’s work is relevant: he explores the effect of geographical distance on our interpretation of territory, and its ability to amplify or arrest our political and sentimental attachments. For Artissima he presents a new photographic series entitled The Day We Saw Nothing In Front of Us (2015) together a film in the form of a book, On Love and Other Landscapes (2011) and video, The Blindness of Love (2013).