Objectif Exhibitions presents Egyptian artist, writer and musician Hassan Khan’s (b. 1975) first solo show in Belgium. Devoid of Khan’s usual use of audio-visual media, this exhibition explores the margins at which a vernacular, be it linguistic or formal, attains its stature. Through a series of narrative portraits and sculptures, Khan’s seemingly ubiquitous tales are in fact an attempt to let a story tell itself.
Hassan Khan has had solo shows at, amongst others, The Queens Museum (New York, 2011), Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris 2011), Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (2010), Le Plateau (Paris, 2007) and Gasworks (London, 2006). Khan has also participated in Manifesta 8 (Murcia, 2010), Yokohama Trienniale (2008), Gwangju Biennale (2008), Sidney Biennale (2006), Seville Biennale (2006) and other international exhibitions. His album “tabla dubb” is available on the 100copies Label, and he is also widely published in Arabic and English. His text “Nine Lessons Learned from Sherif El-Azma” was published by the Contemporary Image Collective (2009), and his artist book “17 and in AUC – the transcriptions” was published by Merz and Crousel (2004).