FATHI HASSAN: SIGNS OF OUR TIMES
LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, LONDON
12 NOVEMBER–18 DECEMBER 2010
"Signs of our Times" is the first major solo show presenting the work of Fathi Hassan over two venues in London, Leighton House Museum and Rose Issa Projects.
Born in Cairo in 1957 to Sudanese and Egyptian parents, Fathi Hassan has lived in Italy since 1984. In his work he successfully mixes his Nubian Arab-African background with current Western concepts and techniques. Writing plays a dominant role in his work. In exploring the ornamental possibilities of the letters, Hassan is careful not to emphasise the meaning of words, for words may restrict his intentions or our imagination.