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Alaa Alhassoun


Silence | Turkey 2018 | Ink on paper, series

Right after completing his training in art, Alaa Alhassoun was confronted with war in Syria. He moved from Cairo to Gaziantep and then to Hatay, finally settling in Istanbul in 2016. In his Silence series (2018) the memory of war is experienced through the aliveness coming forth in the fast-paced multiplicity of images produced. Objects, buildings and people become indistinguishable. In Alhassoun’s words, when there is nothing more to destroy “silence” begins.

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