Arts Collaboratory

Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art

Posted on: Monday 20 March 2017
The Discord, a solo exhibition by Benji Boyadgian Curated by Basak Senova and Jack Persekian Wednesday 8 March 2017 - Friday 28 April 2017 Al Ma'mal & Gallery Anadiel, New Gate, Old City, Jerusalem The idea of ‘discord’ stems from its geological definition. It is an attempt to look at the eroded ornamental tiles seen in ‘classical’ buildings in Palestine as the subject and core of the artistic research that lasted six years. Through a painting process of repetition and mutation of the patterns, theDiscord dismantles the entangled layers and temporalities encompassing the story of those tiles. In conjunction with the exhibition, a book, edited by Basak Senova and published by Al Ma’mal, will be launched, documenting Boyadgian’s artistic research, as well as the artworks. It will discuss the aesthetic, historical, political, social, and philosophical aspects around the project. It will include essays by Jack Persekian, Johnathan Habib Engqvist, Sinan Logie, Behzad Khosravi, and Ali Akay along with an extensive interview with Benji Boyadgian. The online version of the book will be hosted by This exhibition is generously supported by: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - SIDA, Islamic Development Bank, PECDAR, and DOEN Foundation.