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Oxbow School Visiting Artist Lecture Series - Bessma Khalaf
Please join us for a lecture with artist Bessma Khalaf.
Born in Iraq, Bessma Khalaf emigrated to San Diego, California in 1990 just two years after the end of the Iraq/Iran war and just before the first Gulf War – those years of her childhood are not lost in the work. Balancing mischievousness and malice, Khalaf’s processes of degradation (burning, smashing, consuming, etc.) explore the boundaries of landscape, place, and image. Khalaf proposes that beyond the nihilism of destruction, voids and absences possess generative possibilities, either inView more
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