Susan Hefuna, ‘Cityscape Munich’, 2015, Print, Sugar lift aquatint, Whitechapel Gallery Benefit Auction
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Susan Hefuna

Cityscape Munich, 2015

Sugar lift aquatint
22 × 15 7/10 in
56 × 40 cm
Edition of 20
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Cityscape Munich, 2015 is an etching made by …

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Susan Hefuna
Egyptian-German, b. 1962
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Many of Susan Hefuna’s multimedia works explore her experience navigating the discordant parts of her heritage—German and Egyptian, Christian and Muslim. Hefuna’s photographs, videos, sculptures, installations, and drawings explore the rifts between cultural codes and perceptions of them, towards larger themes of identity and social politics. In 2001, she produced a series of self-portraits, cityscapes, interiors, and portraits of her family, sometimes including images of Mashrabiyas—latticed windows Hefuna encountered in Egyptian cities that allow one to observe without being seen. Between 2004 and 2010, Hefuna designed a number of Mashrabiyas herself, incorporating phrases in English and Arabic, and commissioned artisans to produce them. Hefuna is also known for her drawing, which she considers the backbone of her diverse practice.

Susan Hefuna, ‘Cityscape Munich’, 2015, Print, Sugar lift aquatint, Whitechapel Gallery Benefit Auction
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Cityscape Munich, 2015 is an etching made by the artist in Munich. She describes arriving at Munich train station at a time when the station was crowded with Syrian refugees and children entering Germany from Austria. The colour blue is significant for it is found …

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Susan Hefuna
Egyptian-German, b. 1962
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Many of Susan Hefuna’s multimedia works explore her experience navigating the discordant parts of her heritage—German and Egyptian, Christian and Muslim. Hefuna’s photographs, videos, sculptures, installations, and drawings explore the rifts between cultural codes and perceptions of them, towards larger themes of identity and social politics. In 2001, she produced a series of self-portraits, cityscapes, interiors, and portraits of her family, sometimes including images of Mashrabiyas—latticed windows Hefuna encountered in Egyptian cities that allow one to observe without being seen. Between 2004 and 2010, Hefuna designed a number of Mashrabiyas herself, incorporating phrases in English and Arabic, and commissioned artisans to produce them. Hefuna is also known for her drawing, which she considers the backbone of her diverse practice.

Susan Hefuna

Cityscape Munich, 2015

Sugar lift aquatint
22 × 15 7/10 in
56 × 40 cm
Edition of 20
.
Bidding closed
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