Limited edition Giclée Print on archival Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin
43.5 x 43.5 in
Courtesy of the artist
Jacqueline Reem Salloum is an artist and filmmaker whose pop-infused work draws on her Palestinian and Syrian roots. Her multimedia artwork documents histories and memories of people fragmented by displacement...
Jacqueline Reem Salloum is an artist and filmmaker whose pop-infused work draws on her Palestinian and Syrian roots. Her multimedia artwork documents histories and memories of people fragmented by displacement and exile. Salloum’s three works in this exhibit were inspired by interviews with Sumaya Yousef who grew up in Fawar Refugee Camp, near Hebron, Palestine.
REMEMBERING THE FUTURE explores the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair. Themed “Peace Through Understanding” the fair’s utopian narratives of the future were disrupted by protests and media attacks in response to a mural in the Jordan pavilion dedicated to raising awareness for the plight of the Palestinian refugees. The work fuses Sumaya’s memories with visions from the World’s Fair into an entanglement that depicts images of Palestinian agency, which challenges and undermines the Fair’s naïve narratives of the future.
Salloum’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in the US and internationally including, Mori Art Museum, Japan; Reina Sofia, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Palazzo Papesse Centre for Contemporary Art, Sienna, Italy. She directed the award winning feature documentary on the Palestinian Hip Hop scene, Slingshot Hip Hop, which premiered at the Sundance film festival. Salloum’s film work includes experimental video pieces like Planet of the Arabs, which also screened at Sundance.