Hassan Khan at Salt Istanbul

…st, musician and writer Hassan Khan will open at SALT Beyoğlu in İstanbul. Hassan Khan (1975) lives and works in Cairo, Egypt and before beginning to regularly exhibit his work in art spaces in the late 1990s, he was involved in a self-organized, underground art and music scene that was highly innovative, yet rarely public. Collaborating with others and working alone to express a contemporary cultural perspective that was alternative to the mainst…

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Blind Ambition – Hassan Khan at documenta

…etrospective about it. Read the full text by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie at Nafas Hassan Khan draws out the subliminal in objects and circumstances that exist in social and historical environments. His works produce a tension between the nature of these objects and their changing contexts. Some of these objects stem from Khan’s personal biography, while others derive from figures and images of lingering artifacts that allude to specific civilizations and…

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Lungfan by Hassan Khan and Amr Hosny

…ed in. Lungfan is been shown for the first time at SALT on the occasion of Hassan Khans first retrospective at SALT Istanbul. The last time it was exhibited in Cairo 1995 as a slidshow and sound piece. At that time the work was negatively received by its audience. Its lack of one single familiar form and even political position caused it to be framed as a work spreading enemy spy propaganda. Although produced seneteen years ago under specific circ…

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Hassan Khan at Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival Cairo

…ges 11×16 cm each. Courtesy of the artist. The selections of works by Hassan Khan in his exhibition at Kodak Passageway span Khan’s diverse artistic practice. Text based works (some presented here in Arabic for the first time) charged with myth, dreams, calculation and chance are juxtaposed with enigmatic yet storied sculptural forms. Popular shaabi musical compositions are broken down, analyzed, and re-synthesized in automated improvis…

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Superstructure II

…the most comprehensive exhibition of works by artist, musician and writer Hassan Khan to date, Khan will perform the concert SUPERSTRUCTURE (II) at Ghetto, Istanbul. Having performed in İstanbul on two previous occasions, Khan is back in town with his latest set. This time the mood ranges from a delicate breakdown of mesmeric shimmering string arrangements, nocturnal piano minuets, and finely wrought electronica, to the brutal beats of stacked ga…

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Iván Navarro, Light at the end of the Tunnel

…international artists in a discursive manner this winter. Iván Navarro and Hassan Khan were parallel present with performances in other art spaces during the running time of their Solo Shows. The music orientated performances built a sophisticated counterpoint to the pure entertainment oriented overpriced clubs growing like mushrooms in humid weather in Istanbul. Hassan Khan even used the Ghetto club, a venue of the clubbing hoppers on weekend. A…

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Superstructure

…ntless constantly morphing intricately constructed mega-beat of SUPERSTRUCTURE (2011) that takes us from a precise, intimate and fragile moment to a semi-mythical collective landscape. Concert by Hassan Khan – Superstructure Tuesday October 23, 2012, 8 pm at Kunstwerke Berlin Excerpt from Hassan Khan’s concert in the Walk-in Cinema at SALT Istanbul 2011….

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Chaos, Disorder

Nadine Khan’s – sister of Hassan Khan – debut award winning feature film “Chaos, Disorder” showing on November 1st and 2nd at Arabian Sights Film Festival in Washington DC Harag W’ Marag Teaser Traile In a dusty, poor but lively village, a football match and irregular deliveries are what hold the interest of the locals. Water, food and gas arrive intermittedly by truck and are distrubuted to the residents, who…

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Attention Economy

…ić, Mathilde ter Heijne, Vlatka Horvat, Šejla Kamerić, Gülsün Karamustafa, Hassan Khan, Alicja Kwade, Sonia Leimer, Mark Lewis, Ken Lum, Renzo Martens, Haroon Mirza, Aki Nagasaka, Sophie Nys, Nick Oberthaler, Damir Očko, Ahmet Oğut, Ragnar Helgi Olafsson, Jorge Pardo, Laure Prouvost, Pamela Rosenkranz, Georgia Sagri, Margaret Salmon, Tomás Saraceno, Hans Schabus, Eva Schlegel, Timur Si-Qin, Juliane Solmsdorf, Tobias Spichtig, Kamen Stoyanov, Marth…

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