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חנאן הציגה בגלריה אנטיאה ב-2003 עם תערוכת יחיד "מתוחה" - עבודות מגרבי ניילון מתוחים, (ראו טקסט אוצרות בהערה למטה) ובתערוכה "אנטיאה דרום" - במכללת קיי בבאר שבע ב-2008.

above images from Antea Darom, 2008

curator's text from Hannan Abu Hussein's exhibit at Antea in 2003

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Hannan Abu Hussein works with see-through nylon stockings meant to expose women’s legs to the masculine gaze, to give the idealized look of silken hairlessness, with no pretense at clothing the body. They do not keep warm, they are hot in the summer, they run.

They are not made to be hanging, drooping, weighted down by infertile ceramic eggs in the sagging sacks of their socked toes, with echoes of Louise Bourgeois. Stretched to the limit, from ceiling to floor, or tied to the wall, pulled in all directions, they are like a woman stressed out with the impossibility of all her roles.

With their virgin tautness bared, they form a grid of floor-tile-format frames in “The Vagina Series” - torn and laddered, stitched and glued, speaking in a multiplicity of tongues, challenging forbidden sexualities.  

 

 

Rita Mendes-Flohr

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