With the tools of installation, sculpture, video, photography, and text, she studies the relationship between history, language, and the object in particular. In continuous studies, Issa uses a variety of forms, materials, and strategies to deconstruct things and on the other hand lacking subtexts, imaginations, and narratives to become visible. But the artist does not reveal the respective source. All the same, descriptions and inscriptions of the original works are an important component of the work. Iman Issa’s sculptural reinterpretations study the act of perception itself and question the meaning of historical artifacts for the present. The exhibition Book of Facts at daadgalerie presents a series of sculptural works from the series >Lexicon<, the sound-installation >The Revolutionary<, and additional video works and journalistic works in the spaces of the two floors of the gallery.
Iman Issa, born in Cairo in 1979, lives and works in Berlin. She came to Berlin in 2017 as a fellow of DAAD’s Berlin Artist Program. In the past years, her works have been on view at the following places: Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, MoMA, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 21er Haus, Wien, MACBA, Barcelona, Perez Art Museum, Miami, 12. Sharjah Biennale, 8. Berlin Biennale, MuHKA, Antwerp, Tensta Konsthall, Spånga, New Museum, New York and KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin.