21 April 2017 - 20 May 2017

Raafat Ishak, 1977 and Hebdomeros (Raafat Ishak in collaboration with Damiano Bertoli)


1977 is a collection of paintings and a major sculptural work generated through ubiquitous acts of research, experimentation, withdrawal, exclusion and fatigue. While still embroiled in and submitting to the canonical historical impetus of early Twentieth Century modernism and the obscene undertones of pagan desert practices, 1977 speculates on the complicity of the apathetic gesture in negotiating a troubled and grieving world.

Hebdonmeros comprises a suite of drawings derived from the work of Giorgio De Chirico (1888-1978). It explores Ishak's and Bertoli's mutual interest in the Italian artist's prolific output of disparate meditations on time and space.

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