ZILBERMAN GALLERY | BERLIN
Manaf Halbouni LEVEL 3 December 5, 2020 — February 20, 2021
Opening: Saturday, December 6, (12 noon — 9 p.m.)
Photo Credit: Manaf Halbouni
Manaf Halbouni Ultur, 2020
(Perspex, sheet metal)
250 x 60 cm
Manaf Halbouni’s artistic practice is informed by a participatory approach that spans a wide range of media and often incorporates ordinary objects and materials. In his widely acclaimed memorial piece Monument, Halbouni put three buses, upended, in front of Dresden’s Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady) and then in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Manaf Halbouni took a socio-critical look at the war in Syria, global conflicts, flight and migration. Other key Halbouni themes include colonialism and military violence, borders and rootlessness. Manaf Halbouni’s works are often biographically motivated, as is the case with the exhibition title Level 3: after Damascus and Dresden, Berlin is now leading the artist to the third level, as it were.