Heat Wave

When 17 Jun 2010 - 30 Jul 2010
Where Lombard-Freid Projects
518 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States
Enquiry 212.967.8040

Mounira al Solh, Elvis series, 2009, 4 digital c-prints, Courtesy of artist and the Lombard-Fried Projects, New York

June 17-July 30, 2010

Press Release:

Lombard-Freid Projects is pleased to announce Heat Wave, a group show of works by Fikret Atay (b.1976, Turkey), Bani Abidi (b. 1971, Pakistan), Maya Schindler (b. 1977, Israel), Mounira al Solh (b. 1978, Lebanon), Eko Nugroho (b. 1977, Indonesia) and Noa Charuvi (b. 1979, Israel). With a look to the future, this will be the final exhibition in our location at 531 West 26th Street, before inaugurating our new ground-floor space at 518 West 19th Street this September.

Heat Wave brings together six fresh voices from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, India and Turkey. Though varied in terms of geography, language and tradition, these international artists are bound generationally and unified by an interest in representing elements of cultural and political specificity through expressions and symbols of the everyday. Using humor, critique, irony and introspection, the work of each artist proposes a distinct strategy for active engagement – whether borrowing from popular culture (Atay, Nugroho) or photojournalism (Charuvi), expanding the language of documentary into the realm of fiction (al Solh) or examining tensions (Abidi) and repositories of national identity (Schindler).

For more information please visit www.lombard-freid.com.