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“Her exhibitions, in their fragmentary, anecdotal, and open-ended form, are nomadic commemorations that she packs and unpacks, to be deployed wherever she goes. They are monuments to memory, to grief, and to a longing, unfulfillable and unextinguishable.”

Publication: “Unextinguishable Longing.” Text accompanying the exhibition Azza El Siddique: Dampen the flame; Extinguish the fire, at Helena Anrather Gallery, New York (September 2022).


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