Basma Alsharif Further than the eye can see

Film/Video

Image copyright the artist, courtesy of Video Data Bank, vdb.org

Basma Alsharif
Farther than the eye can see

(2012)

The Box

The Wexner Center's exhibition space for video, The Box features varied works shown in an intimate setting. The Box is located just across from the Wexner Center Store. Screenings run continuously seven days a week, the same hours as our ticket office (Mon–Wed: 9 AM–6 PM; Thu–Fri: 9 AM–8 PM; Sat: 10 AM–8 PM; Sun: 11 AM–6 PM).

Sat, June 1, 2013Sun, June 30, 2013

A woman recounts her story of the mass exodus of Palestinians from Jerusalem in 1948, beginning with the arrival and ending with the departure. Moving backwards in time and through various landscapes, the video traces a decaying experience to a place that no longer exists. (13 mins., video)

Basma Alsharif is a visual artist who uses moving and still images, sound, and language to explore the anonymous individual in relation to political history and collective memory. Born in Kuwait of Palestinian origin, she received an MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and has been working in Cairo, Beirut, and Amman since then. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals internationally. 

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

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