Ahlam Shibli

Phantom Home
The first retrospective exhibition of the Palestinian artist Ahlam Shibli, this exhibition brings together his most significant works from the last decade along with Death, a new photo work produced especially for this occasion. Shibli's photo works are a complex testimony to the presence and absence of a home. Using documentary procedures, he has developed a body of work eschewing the objectivity associated with photojournalism. Rather than visual evidence, her photographic practice involves a conversational engagement with the subjects. Each series encapsulates the knowledge obtained through an empirical contact with colonialism and conflict, while eluding climax and drama often deployed by media representations.
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain