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Detail, Aerial V, production still from Shadow Sites II; Jananne Al-Ani (Iraq, b. 1966); 2011. Single channel digital video. Courtesy of the artist, Abraaj Capital Art Prize and Rose Issa Projects. Photography Adrian Warren

Shadow Sites: Recent Work by Jananne Al-Ani

August 25, 2012–February 10, 2013
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Inspired by both archival photographs and contemporary news reports, Jananne Al-Ani has created a new body of work that explores enduring representations of the Middle Eastern landscape. Shadow Sites II (2011), her most recent video installation, is exhibited alongside a selection of extraordinary original prints by renowned archaeologist Ernst Herzfeld (1879–1948). Separated by nearly a century, these works pose fascinating questions about the impact of photography on views of the Middle East. This exhibition is a highlight of the Sackler Gallery’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2012.