Exhibition: Diana Al-Hadid

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021 at 11:00am

Henry Art Gallery
4100 15th Avenue NorthEast and 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195

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Diana Al-Hadid’s work explores the interplay between the female body and the European art canon; Syrian, Muslim, and immigrant histories and mythologies; and architectural icons and the natural world. Born in 1981 in Aleppo, Syria, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Al-Hadid creates artworks that speak to her Arab, Muslim family background in concert with an interest in the melding of cultures and the translation of disparate narratives. This monographic exhibition will consist of a selection of approximately ten large-scale sculptural works made between 2010 and 2020—including one major new commission and several newly created bronze sculptures—brought into interpretive grouping for the first time. Together, the sculptures identify the artist’s investigation of historical, mythological, and biblical narratives of women as a fundamental through-line of her practice. While Al-Hadid’s work is often interpreted primarily in relation to her interest in the art historical canon, this show situates the artist’s deployment of these influences as advancing a network of feminist concerns: the female protagonist and its conflicted history, and women’s agency, power, and identity.

Exhibition Date: July 25, 2020 — February 07, 2021.

Location: Lower Level Gallery

Admission:

Free: Henry members, UW faculty and staff, all students, and children

$10 General Public  

$6 Seniors (62+)

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