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

Start Date

December 12, 2017

End Date

December 20, 2017


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Jack Shainman, 524 W. 24th St, New York, NY

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