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Haig Aivazian

The Artist’s Eye

Alongside Jumana Manna’s Wild Relatives in Gallery 1, The Douglas Hyde Gallery is pleased to continue its series of invited solo exhibitions in Gallery 2, titled ‘The Artist’s Eye’. Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, this series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of significant influence to present work in Gallery 2. In the fifth instalment in this series, Jumana Manna has invited Haig Aivazian.

The selected work, Why Should Fear Seize the Limbs Before the Warning Sounds? (2014–2018), commemorates figurative fires, appropriating symbols from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and both Gulf Wars (1990–1991, 2003–2011). In this exhibition, as in much of the artist’s work, the actors and witnesses of history are not human players; rather, they are comprised of the materials, architectures and practices intentionally or inadvertently constructed or destroyed by human actions.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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