Nisrine Boukhari, The Veil, 2007
Nisrine Boukhari
The Veil

Nisrine Boukhari (*1980, Syria) studied at the Fine Arts Faculty at Damascus University. In her installations, participatory projects and performances, Boukhari deals with questions of psycho-geography, aspects of interference in spatial environments and psychological moods of individuals. She and her sister Abir founded the gallery and project space All Art Now in 2005 in the old centre of Damascus. It is the first location in Syria devoted to contemporary art, performance, video art and installations.Boukhari devides her time between Vienna and Stockholm.

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Boukhari’s work The Veil is an abstract reflection on this form of concealment. Under an orange cloth, the movements of a human body can be seen, especially the hands. Sometimes parts of the body push against the restricting cloth; sometimes the motions take on an abstract flowing shape, indicating a strong movement under the surface.

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Document media
Viideo, colour, sound, 3:47 min

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be-coming, gaze, in/visibility