Hayv Kahraman: Superfluous Bodies

  • through August 4, 2019
  • Honolulu Museum of Art
Los Angeles-based artist Hayv Kahraman, born in 1981 in Baghdad, Iraq, explores identity, memory, gender and exile across paintings and sculptures that present and re-present the "colonized" female figure. She weaves, tears, patches and reworks materials to create exquisite artworks that nod to a breadth of artistic traditions found in Europe and Asia, creating a dialog between ideas of "East" and "West," while questioning concepts of agency and corporeality.
Courtesy of Hayv Kahraman
Hayv Kahraman, "Untitled," 2017, oil on wooden panel.

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