MACBA presents the first retrospective exhibition of artist Ahlam Shibli (Palestine, 1970), opening on January 24th, and co-produced with Jeu de Paume, Paris and Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto.
Ahlam Shibli. Phantom Home brings together nine photographic series that encapsulates Shibli’s investigation into three different ways of understanding the word “home”. The exhibition also includes Death, Shibli’s latest photographic series, especially conceived for this retrospective, which shows the efforts of Palestinian society to preserve the presence of those who lost their lives fighting against the occupation.
Through a documentary aesthetic, the photographic work of Shibli addresses the contradictory implications of the notion of home. The work deals with the loss of home and the fight against that loss, but also with restrictions and limitations that the idea of home imposes on the individuals and groups marked by repressive identity politics.
Click here for more information on tickets, seminars, tours and discussions that will be taking place over the course of the exhibition. A guided tour in English is available at 6pm on Mondays.