18 May 2020 — 24 May 2020
We are pleased to present works from Israeli Druze artist Fatma Shanan in the fourth instalment of our Berliner Luft series, on view Monday, May 18, through Saturday, May 23. We will also be open this Sunday, May 24, for Sunday Open from 11 – 6 PM. Shanan joined the gallery program in 2019 with her solo show titled Yellow Skirt, comprised of a series of figurative-abstract oil paintings. Shanan’s presentation for Berliner Luft, however, features a rarely-seen video work, titled Carpets on a Flat Roof (2017). Shanan’s work resonates with personal, cultural, and religious memories, referencing the traditions of her Arabic minority group. Carpets on a Flat Roof depicts an aerial view of a performative intervention in her native Julis, a Druze village in northern Israel.In a choreographed act, a group of men and women carry and unroll traditional oriental carpets on the rooftop of her childhood home.