• Meet the artists by Art Basel: Lawrence Abu Hamdan

    1 month ago - By Nowness

    Meet the artists by Art Basel: Lawrence Abu Hamdan Lawrence Abu Hamdan decodes the world through sound. A self-proclaimed “private ear,” the Dubai-based artist leads audio investigations that uncover often unsavory truths, such as goods trafficking or the realities of a Syrian prison. “Ear-witness testimony, as opposed to eyewitness testimony, is the most prevalent source of evidence,” says Abu Hamdan, who has collaborated with institutions including Amnesty International and Defense for Children International. “Why?” he adds, “because sound leaks.” It is precisely those leakages that the...
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