Emily Jacir: Europa

  • Image 1 - Lydda Airport_retouched website copy

    Emily Jacir, Lydda Airport, 2009. Photo: Jason Mandella © Emily Jacir, courtesy Alexander and Bonin

  • Emily Jacir 2008 Hugo Boss Prize

    Emily Jacir, Material for a film, 2004 – photo: David Heald © Emily Jacir

  • Image 10 Emily Jacir AP 237 from ex libris Translation and painted mural Darat al Funun, Amman, 2014 © Emily Jacir

    Emily Jacir, AP 237 from ex libris, 2014 © Emily Jacir

Past Exhibition

This exhibition was on 30 September 2015 – 3 January 2016

Emily Jacir: Europa

30 September 2015 – 3 January 2016

This first UK survey of artist Emily Jacir focuses on her dialogue with Europe, Italy and the Mediterranean in particular. Known for her poignant works of art that are as poetic as they are political and biographical, Jacir explores histories of migration, resistance and exchange.

Highlights include Material for a film (2004–ongoing), a large-scale, immersive installation based on the life of Palestinian writer Wael Zuaiter who was assassinated near his home in Rome by Israeli Mossad agents in 1972. Jacir reimagines chapters of Zuaiter’s life through materials unearthed by the artist including family photographs, correspondence and documents relating to his death.

Major works including Jacir’s atmospheric film Lydda Airport (2009) and ex libris (2012), which addresses the looting, destruction and restitution of books are also featured, alongside ENTRY DENIED (a concert in Jerusalem) (2003) and stazione (2008 – 09).

Emily Jacir: Europa travels to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in 2016.

“Jacir’s practice is both political and lyrical, often using archival material to explore complex and loaded stories”

Ben Luke, Evening Standard

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