Hayv Kahraman “Re-weaving Migrant Inscriptions” at Jack Shainman Gallery
n this new body of work, Kahraman focuses on the mahaffa as an object of mnemonic value. The mahaffa is a hand-held fan made by weaving the fronds of palm trees that dates from the Sumerian and Abbasid eras and is still made in the exact same way in Iraq today. Most importantly, it was one of the few objects Kahraman’s family took as they fled Baghdad during the first Gulf War.
Closes December 20th
December 12, 2017End Date
December 20, 2017Hours
10:00 AM - 06:00 PMAddress
Jack Shainman, 524 W. 24th St, New York, NYEvent Type