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Mamdouh Elmchad – Beyond the Black Stump
11 februari – 4 mars

VERNISSAGE 11 februari 12.00-14.00

Årets Kulturungdom-konstnär på Boy Konsthall är Mamdouh Elmchad. Mamdouh är född i Beirut, Libanon, baserad i Göteborg där han verkar som multimediakonstnär & DJ. I sin konst undersöker han ofta teman som att överge, överlämna, kompromissa, lämna och återvända utifrån frågor om identitet, kön och religion. Genom objekt, fotografier, performance, installationer och video undersöker han olika perspektiv på konsten att släppa taget. På Boy Konsthall kommer han för första gången att presentera utställningen Beyond the Black Stump.

Utställningen med Mamdouh Elmchad görs som ett samarbete mellan KulturUngdom och Boy konsthall, för att lyfta unga konstnärer verksamma i regionen.

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Beyond the Black Stump is an ongoing project, continuously moving and ever-flowing. It is a depiction of finding your identity in a place you have never been to. About transition and the challenges that come with it. Departure without the possibility of return. Trying to heal and finding closure for the purpose of staying sane. 

The setting is one that the eye can no longer behold as it is impaired. Now it can only be observed through the lenses of Mamdouhs memories. Watching the photographs we not only see the ruins of what once was but also the unseen and much-felt dimension of Mamdouhs own sentiments as he revisits what remains of places that once were havens. 

“Beyond the Black Stump” is a multimedia exhibition, composed of self-portraits, video and interactive installations, paintings, and Arabic poetry. The process is a creation in part sprung from the sensation of being tracked. Mamdouh visits Lebanon, his home country where he grew up, for the first time in several years in order to create this show. His experience is that of returning to the middle of nowhere. The reason: no one and nothing of what Mamdouh has known remains. 

Mamdouh Elmchad is a Beirut-born, Gothenburg-based visual artist and DJ. He is a founding member of Infra Artist Collective – an underground creative space & Not Your Habibi – a SWANA queer art duo. Prompted by the phenomenon of surrender, current projects examine media-specific instances to erasure, compromise, and abandon; work that relies on object making, performance, installation, prints, photographs, and video as tools to consider the curious nature of letting go. 

Mamdouh tries to develop artworks that speak both to him and others about the ambivalence of the past and the present. His work can be very experimental consisting of many layers and stories mostly revolving around identity, sex, and religion.”


VERNISSAGE 11 februari 12.00-14.00

Öppettider 11 februari – 4 mars
Torsdag 15.00-18.00
Fredag 15.00-18.00
Lördag 11.00-14.00