Sharif Waked, ‘Tugra #3’, 2016, Gallery One
Sharif Waked, ‘Tugra #3’, 2016, Gallery One
Sharif Waked, ‘Tugra #3’, 2016, Gallery One

Tugra takes Israeli soldiers’ two most common directives in Hebrew inflected Arabic—“Your I.D.!” (jib hawiya) and “Get Out of Here!” (yalla ruch min hon)—and places them in the form of the tugra. The tugra was Sulayman the Magnificent’s imperial monogram, placed on all state documents, written decrees, and coins issued from the royal court. Language and form are reshaped.

Signature: Certificate of authenticity

Gallery One 2016

About Sharif Waked

Palestinian, b. 1964, Nazareth, Israel, based in Haifa, Israel

Solo Shows

2016