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“By underlining how the past informs the present, how joy can be born out of suffering, and how traumas of conflict haunt local and diasporic communities alike, Eyal addresses themes that resonate with a humanity confronting multiple existential crises today.”

Exhibition: “In the Head’s Dusk,” by Ali Eyal, SAW, December 1, 2022 - March 4, 2023.


Keywords: exhibitions, curatorial practice, art, contemporary, Ali Eyal, paintings, drawings, videos, sculptures, installations, surreal, horror, anxiety, unsettling, elusive, nightmarish, absurdity, global, world, dynamics, connections, links, childhood, memories, recollections, narratives, fabulations, stories, harrowing, events, turmoil, tragedies, war, conflict, invasion, occupation, American, US, past, history, present, joy suffering, trauma, diaspora, humanity, crises, colonialism, imperialism, neo-colonialism, oil, extraction, environment, dispossession, displacement, decimation, cultural traditions, ideologies, West, non-West, nonsensical logic, fragmentation, agglomerations, anatomy, carnage, botany, unconscious, waking, sleep, awareness, public, private, concealed, suppressed, imagination, resistance, Baghdad, Iraq, Southwest Asia, Middle East, Ottawa, Canada

Image: Ali Eyal and Amin Alsaden