Iman Issa (Cairo, 1979), unanimous winner of the 1st Han Nefkens Foundation – MACBA Contemporary Art Award in 2012, presents now five new works from Heritage Studies series at MACBA. With this award, open to artists of any age, gender or nationality, the Han Nefkens Foundation and MACBA wish to support international contemporary art, to create complicities and networks for the exchange of ideas, and to encourage the production of new work in Barcelona.
Issa uses non-physical material in her work, relying on fiction while exacerbating the tension between objects and the words, names and adjectives used to describe them. Initiated in 2015, Heritage Studies is a new, ongoing series, which looks to artworks, objects, and structures from the past in an attempt to understand their relevance to the present and possibly the future.
Opening: Wednesday 20 May 2015, 7.30 pm
The opening will be preceded by a public conversation between the artist Iman Issa, Han Nefkens and Bartomeu Marí.
Museum Atrium. Free admission. Booking not required. Limited places. In English with simultaneous translation.
Exhibition: 21 May – 28 June 2015
Han Nefkens Foundation