Curated by Fabrice Bousteau
Manarat Al Saadiyat
Nadia Kaabi-Linke is presenting ‘Stretched Perm’ as part of (RE)-BIRTH, one of three curated exhibitions of GATEWAY). A work in 52 parts, ‘Stretched Perm’ stretches almost 17 metres. Made of a series of ongoing prints of inked hair bundles, lined up they appear as an infinite continuity. Referring to the concept of history, the representation and construction of past events as a continuous process and sometimes even as a narrative plot, Kaabi-Linke has chosen hair as a subject for its symbolic representation of the passage of time.