Bashar Alhroub, ‘The Road Leads me to New York version 2’, 2013, Gallery One
Bashar Alhroub, ‘The Road Leads me to New York version 2’, 2013, Gallery One
Bashar Alhroub, ‘The Road Leads me to New York version 2’, 2013, Gallery One

The project “The Road Leads Me To … New York 2013" is a continuation of the London project “The Road Leads Me To… London 2012”.
It was a daily visual diary that I did by collecting paper and scraps of public spaces and places that I visited during my stay. A transfer of the daily routine act out of its public context to the private one, through the scraps that I randomly collected on a daily basis to become part of a personal memory represented in a daily visual collage linked to an act, an act linked to time and place, to become diaries and keys to a memory somewhere. The project was also a daily reconstruction of self –identity through what I was exposed to; a combination of politics, society, religion, economy and sex… and their impact on the formation of self-identity.
Where I worked on the visual diary with the addition of what was daily circulated by U.S. newspaper on the Middle East; a combination of self – experience and involvement in American culture and how the media of this culture deals, day by day, with the region from which I come; a combination of contradictions that I tried to focus on through this experience.

The Road Leads Me To New York 2013 is a continuation of the London project “The Road Leads Me to… London 2012".
The collage is a visual diary. It’s a collection of paper and scraps of public spaces and places that Alhroub visited during his stay in New York. Out of them every evening, day by day, it becomes
a diary. Through this work, the artist transfers those papers out of their public context to the
private one. The scraps that he randomly collected on a daily basis became a part of a personal
memory, represented in a daily visual collage. The project was also a reconstruction of self-­‐identity, shaped through what the artist was exposed to, it’s a combination of politics.

Signature: On the front

Gallery One 2015

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