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From Ear to Ear to Eye

Nottingham Contemporary

16 Dec 2017 - 4 Mar 2018

Nottingham Contemporary explores the acoustic lives of cities across the Eastern Mediterranean and Arab world, and the many ways in which sound, music, translation, notation and recording are used to map memories and migration. ‘From Ear to Ear to Eye’ is the largest survey of contemporary artists in the Arab world to be have been presented in the UK. It brings together installation, sculpture, photography, film, music and archives by 17 artists of different generations. Exhibiting artists include: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Etel Adnan, Ziad Antar, Marwa Arsanios, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, and Shirin Yousefi. The exhibition considers sounds travelling across borders, or being used to define them, and how music and notation can capture or evoke the lived and imagined experience of places. Find out more about the ‘From Ear to Ear to Eye’ exhibition from Nottingham Contemporary’s website.

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Ruins In Space (detail; 2014), Raed Yassin. Courtesy Kalfayan Galleries, Athens – Thessaloniki

Ruins In Space (detail; 2014), Raed Yassin. Courtesy Kalfayan Galleries, Athens – Thessaloniki

falling is not collapsing, falling is extending (video still; 2016), Marwa Arsanios. Courtesy Nottingham Contemporary

falling is not collapsing, falling is extending (video still; 2016), Marwa Arsanios. Courtesy Nottingham Contemporary

Rubber Coated Steel (video still; 2016), Lawrence Abu Hamdan. © Lawrence Abu Hamdan, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Rubber Coated Steel (video still; 2016), Lawrence Abu Hamdan. © Lawrence Abu Hamdan, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

A magical substance flows into me (video still; 2015), Jumana Manna. Courtesy of the artist and CRG Gallery (New York)

A magical substance flows into me (video still; 2015), Jumana Manna. Courtesy of the artist and CRG Gallery (New York)

Hastayim Yasiyorum (face) (2016), Haig Aivazian. Courtesy of the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut & Hamburg

Hastayim Yasiyorum (face) (2016), Haig Aivazian. Courtesy of the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut & Hamburg

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