Hayv Kahraman: Audible Inaudible
Slavs and Tatars: Made in Germany

Hayv Kahraman: Audible Inaudible
Slavs and Tatars: Made in Germany

The Third Line

(1) Hayv Kahraman, Smart Card 3 (detail), 2016. Sumi ink on paper. (2) Hayv Kahraman, Identification (Facial Hair) (detail), 2016. Oil on linen, 63.5 x 218.4 cm. (3) Slavs and Tatars, Made in Germany, 2015. Vacuum-formed plastic acrylic paint, 64 x 91 cm. (4) Slavs and Tatars, Sarazenen 1, 2015. Newspaper cover and acrylic paint, 57x 40 cm, with frame 68 x 50 cm.
September 15, 2016

Hayv Kahraman: Audible Inaudible
Slavs and Tatars: Made in Germany

September 18–October 22, 2016

Preview: September 18, 7pm

The Third Line
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Gallery 1
Hayv Kahraman: Audible Inaudible
The Third Line is pleased to present Audible Inaudible, Hayv Kahraman’s fourth solo show in Dubai. Hayv returns with a new body of work on linen, wood and paper through which she narrates the violence of sound and the sonic trauma connected to her past—and that of many others—as an Iraqi immigrant. Using her own experiences during the Iraq war as the backdrop, Hayv is exploring visual and verbal military elements that the American army employs in conflict zones. More specifically, Hayv is looking into the sound of war and revisiting the trauma of association with the sounding of a siren, an audible imprint that continues to trigger the same sense of terror that she experienced as a child when she first heard them in Baghdad.

Hayv Kahraman was born in Baghdad, Iraq 1981. She lives and works in Los Angeles, USA and is a graduate of the Academy or Art and Design in Florence, Italy. Hayv’s work is featured in various international collections including the American Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA; Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

Gallery 2
Slavs and Tatars: Made in Germany
When we think of foreign powers in the Middle East, we often think of France, England or the United States. For their second exhibition at The Third Line, Made in Germany, Slavs and Tatars look to the unlikely story of German Orientalism and what it can tell us about Europe’s contemporary relationship to Islam.

Lecture performance:Utter Other, Sunday, September 18 at 7:30pm

Founded in 2006, Slavs and Tatars is a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. The collective’s work spans several media, disciplines, and a broad spectrum of cultural registers (high and low) focusing on an oft-forgotten sphere of influence between Slavs, Caucasians and Central Asians.

Slavs and Tatars has published Kidnapping Mountains (Book Works, 2009), Love Me, Love Me Not: Changed Names (onestar press, 2010), Not Moscow Not Mecca (Revolver/Secession, 2012), Khhhhhhh (Mousse/Moravia Gallery, 2012) as well as their translation of the legendary Azeri satire Molla Nasreddin: the magazine that would’ve, could’ve, should’ve (JRP-Ringier, 2011); and most recently Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi’ite Showbiz (Bookworks/Sharjah Art Foundation, 2013).

Their works are part of private and public collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin; the Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE and the Barjeel Art Foundation, UAE, among others.

About The Third Line
The Third Line is a Dubai-based art gallery that represents contemporary Middle Eastern artists locally, regionally and internationally. In addition to this, The Third Line publishes books by associated artists and hosts non-profit, alternative programs to increase interest and dialogue in the region.

Represented artists include: Abbas Akhavan, Ala Ebtekar, Amir H. Fallah, Arwa Abouon, Babak Golkar, Farhad Moshiri, Fouad Elkoury, Golnaz Fathi, Hassan Hajjaj, Hayv Kahraman, Huda Lutfi, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Laleh Khorramian, Lamya Gargash, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Pouran Jinchi, Rana Begum, Sahand Hesamiyan, Sara Naim, Sherin Guirguis, Shirin Aliabadi, Slavs and Tatars, Sophia Al-Maria, Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Youssef Nabil and Zineb Sedira.

Media contact
Saira Ansari, Director of Communications: saira [​at​] thethirdline.com / press [​at​] thethirdline.com / T +9714 3411 367

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