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The first in a new series dedicated to the work of international artists, Global Spotlight: Annabel Daou features two recent video works by the Lebanese-born, New York-based artist. The two works – A Year Like Any Other (2020), and chou hayda / if you only knew (2017-2018) – offer meditations on the human relationship to time and its passage, particularly in periods of crisis. In both works, Daou blurs the boundaries between the mundane experiences of day-to-day life and the dramatic events that mark moments of political and historical cataclysm, capturing the disorientation that results as individuals are swept up in the narratives of history.
Annabel Daou’s work appears courtesy the artist, signs and symbols, New York, and Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin.
About the Artist
Annabel Daou’s work has been shown at The National Museum of Beirut; The Park Avenue Armory, New York; KW, Berlin; The Drawing Room, London; and The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Public collections include Baltimore Museum of Art; The Menil Collection, Houston; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul; and The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Daou is currently organizing The Lobby, a temporary public exhibition program in Brooklyn, and was a Pollock-Krasner resident at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in 2019-20. Daou was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon and lives in New York, NY.
Daou’s sound piece DECLARATION is currently on view at the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas. The Museum acquired the work for its permanent collection in 2021.
A conversation with Annabel Daou
Tuesday / March 22 / 12pm
Join artist Annabel Daou and AAC’s curator of exhibitions Blair Murphy for a conversation in conjunction with Global Spotlight: Annabel Daou. Click here for more information and to register.
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