This group exhibition explores performative approaches to aural culture and oral history.

From Jumana Emil Abboud's weaving of Palestinian folktales into everyday life to Joe Namy's interest in forms of collective sound and music, the artists in the exhibition employ different strategies to conjure and challenge cultural memory, through objects, performances and videos.

Artists in the exhibition include: Jumana Emil Abboud, Anas Al-Shaikh, Basma Alsharif, Samah Hijawi, Magdi Mostafa and Joe Namy.

The exhibition concludes with a newly commissioned performance by Samah Hijawi taking place on Sunday 16 August.

An online catalogue produced in collaboration with Ibraaz Platform 009 is available for download by following this link.

A collaboration between Hayward Gallery, Delfina Foundation, the Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah and Shubbak.

Part of Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture, 11 – 26 July 2015

Tuesday 23 June – Sunday 16 August

Opening Times
Monday, 12 noon – 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, 11am – 7pm
Thursday & Friday, 11am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 7pm

Hayward Gallery Project Space


Image credit: Magdi Mostafa, Planting Sound, 2014. Photo courtesy and © the artist.