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Iman Issa
Material for a sculpture commemorating the life of a soldier who died defending his nation against intruding enemies, 2012

The 20th century has seen much criticism of the visual rhetoric of official memorials. Iman Issa’s series Material, 2010-11, updates these concepts. The artist, who is Egyptian by birth, creates clear forms without any clearly defined meaning – the antithesis to set-in-stone ideological monuments. She uses a minimalist vocabulary of forms to create her proposed and alternative public memorials. Each of these artworks (described by Issa as a “display”) consists of a collection of objects combined with a vinyl text on a nearby wall, and relates to an existing monument in Issa’s home city of Cairo. These very long, instructive titles are an integral part of each of Issa’s displays. The descriptions interact with the referenced monument, but without giving details or the location of the memorial.

Iman Issa

* 1979 Kairo, EG
Lives and works in Kairo & New York, EG & USA
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Iman Issa
Laboring (Study for 2012), 2012
Mahogany sculpture, text panel under glass, white plinth
Iman Issa
Fortune Teller (Study for 2013), 2013
C-print, framed, text panel under glass
Iman Issa
Prayer (Study for 2014), 2014
Metal sculpture with LED light, text panel under glass

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