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John Hansard Gallery presents Jala Wahid: Conflagration

Age suitable for: All ages

Date and Time (UK time):
28/10/2023 00:00-00:00
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  • Darkened spaces


Jala Wahid makes work that touches on urgent issues in relation to identity, nationhood, diasporic living and intergenerational legacies. She considers how politics and poetic expression interweave.

Conflagration is Wahid's first institutional solo exhibition and presents a new body of work exploring the relationship between Britain and Kurdistan, through the lens of oil. The installation approaches oil as the symbolic material through which nationalism, statelessness, colonialism and Kurdish identity are analysed.