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This 18th title in the Power Plant Pages series features installation images of Hajra Waheed’s exhibition Hold Everything Dear, presented at The Power Plant, September 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020. These images accompany a foreword written by former Director and Artistic Director of The Power Plant Gaëtane Verna, an interview between Waheed and Ricky Varghese, and texts by Gabrielle Moser and exhibition curator Nabila Abdel Nabi.
Waheed’s multidisciplinary practice ranges from painting and drawing to video, sound, sculpture, and installation. Among other issues, she explores the nexus between security, surveillance, and the covert networks of power that structure lives, while also addressing the traumas and alienation of displaced subjects affected by legacies of colonial and state violence.
Characterized by a distinct visual language and unique poetic approach, her works use the ordinary as a means to convey the profound, and landscape as a medium to transpose human struggle and a radical politics of resistance and resilience.
Editor: Gaëtane Verna
Designer: Pata Macedo
Publisher: The Power Plant
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