Thu, June 2nd, 8:30pm–10pm

Public Lecture

Towards a Purely Instrumental Application of Forms

In the public lecture, Issa will expand on what she refers to as an ‘instrumental application of forms’. Discussing projects and research completed over the span of the last ten years, she will elaborate on her own approach to and understanding of the term ‘language,' while attempting to unpack the role of sense, perception, memory, and what might be described as a personal voice in the generation of her forms.

The public lecture is part of Iman Issa's seminar Source – (Filter) – Output for HWP 2015-16: From The Miraculous to the Mundane.

Iman Issa (born 1979, Cairo) is an artist based in Cairo and New York. Recent group and solo exhibitions include MACBA, Barcelona, Perez Museum, Miami, the 12th Sharjah biennial, the 8th Berlin Biennial, MuHKA, Antwerp, Tensta Konsthall, Spånga, New Museum, New York, and KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin. Books include Common Elements published by the Glasgow Sculpture Studios and Thirty-three Stories about Reasonable Characters in Familiar Places published by the SculptureCenter in 2011. Awards include the HNF-MACBA Award (2012) and the Abraaj Group Art Prize (2013). Issa teaches at the Cooper Union School of Art.