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Ibraaz Talks: 13th Istanbul Biennial

Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Listening

005 / 24 October 2013


Ibraaz Talks is a series of specially curated conversations with artists, curators and writers. Participants are invited to respond to a particular issue or keyword that addresses formal and conceptual issues affecting both their personal practices and contemporary visual culture. Initiated at Art Dubai in 2013, this latest series was staged at SALT Beyoğlu during the opening days of the 13th Istanbul Biennial. This conversation, between Ibraaz Senior Editor Omar Kholeif and artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan, explores the notion of listening in relation to Abu Hamdan's practice as an artist.

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

In 2012 London based artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan had two solo shows featuring new commissioned work The Freedom Of Speech Itself at The Showroom, London and The Whole Truth at CASCO, Utrecht. His ongoing project Aural Contract has been recently exhibited at Arnolfini, Bristol (2013) and Tate Modern (2013). Other works include his collaboration as one member of Model Court presented at Gasworks, London (2013) and Marches for Artangel, London (2008). His hybridized practice means that he has written for Cabinet Magazine and the 10th Sharjah Biennial and is part of the group running the arts space Batroun Projects in north Lebanon. Abu Hamdan is a part of the research team for Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths College where he is also a Phd candidate and lecturer.