WÉTIKO: COWBOYS AND INDIGENES
ROSE ISSA PROJECTS, LONDON
3 SEPTEMBER–3 OCTOBER 2014
For Hammam’s second solo show in the UK, Rose Issa Projects is presenting "Wétiko", the artist’s current series, as well as launching a monograph covering her most recent body of work.
In "Wétiko: Cowboys and Indigenes", Hammam’s theme is media manipulation of contemporary affairs, and how our trust can be subverted by the constant rewriting of narratives. Having experienced the chasm between what she witnessed in the streets of Cairo and what was portrayed in the news, she says: “I began to consider how myths are fabricated in society, how images are manipulated for political support, and what implications this has had on humankind.”