Egyptian artist Hassan Khan exhibits in Belgium

Ahram Online, Saturday 3 Sep 2011

The Twist, an exhibition by Hassan Khan, will open tonight, 3 September, in Belgium, focused on the theme of humiliation

The Egyptian artist and musician Hassan Khan will hold his first solo show in Belgium tonight, 3 September, at the Chantal Crousel Gallery. The exhibition is different from his usual work that incorporates audio-visual installations. In this exhibition, a series of narrative portraits and sculptures let the story tell itself.

“The first lesson I remember learning, which might not be the first lesson I have actually learnt, is that humiliation exists. This is something I absorbed deeply as a child,” he wrote in the exhibition’s programme as a description to its theme.

Hassan Khan has had solo shows at The Queens Museum (New York, 2011), Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris, 2011), Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (St Galen, Switzerland, 2010), Le Plateau (Paris, 2007) and Gasworks (London, 2006).

Khan has also participated in Manifesta 8 (Murcia, Spain, 2010), Yokohama Trienniale (Japan, 2008), Gwangju Biennale (South Korea, 2008), Sidney Biennale (Australia, 2006), Seville Biennale (Spain, 2006) and other international exhibitions. His album “tabla dubb” is available on the 100copies label. He was also the head of the jury at this year’s Venice Biennale.

The exhibition will be ongoing until 22 October.

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