notes on the wait, 2018 13 hand-printed photographs on Fuki Crystal Archive DP II in a bespoke archive box 19.5 x 27.5 cm Edition of 6
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Comprising installation, sculpture and sound, Lydia Ourahmane’s new exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery continues her ongoing engagement with the emotional, psychological and political charge of material and place. Informed by personal encounters, Ourahmane’s work raises questions surrounding systems of exchange and dissemination. Recurring throughout Ourahmane’s work is the impulse to address acts of displacement, in which allegories of absence and removal evoke wider issues of place and migration.
To accompany the exhibition, Ourahmane has produced notes on the wait (2018), an edition comprising 13 hand printed photographs, presented in a bespoke archival box designed by the artist. Selected from the artist’s personal archive, the photographs were taken on 35mm film during her recent trips to Algeria, as research for her Chisenhale Gallery commission.
Comprising a series of urban and rural landscapes, the photographs take the viewer on a journey through Oran and its surrounding areas. notes on the wait (2018) explores displacement and ownership in relation to Ourahmane’s ongoing practice and personal history.
The photographs are displayed at the foyer of the gallery in their portfolio box, alongside two framed photographs that are hung on the wall. You are invited to look through the images in the box, but we please ask you to use the gloves provided.
Lydia Ourahmane (b. 1992, Saϊda, Algeria) lives and works between London and Oran. Exhibitions include 2018 New Museum Triennial: Songs for Sabotage, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (forthcoming 2018); a good neighbour, 15th Istanbul Biennial (2017); Social Calligraphies, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2016); and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2014).