Tu–Sa: 10 am–5 pm; Su&M: closed
For over a decade, Adad Hannah has been exploring historically trenchant themes through elaborate bodies of work that include installation, video, and photography. Inspired by the historical practice of tableaux vivants (translated as “living pictures”), Hannah’s work invokes the durational form of early cinema while referencing the history of photography, often through reinterpretations of art historical moments.
In recent works, Hannah has looked to invert his previous approaches to perform motion rather than stillness, joining together still images toward the illusion of movement. His influences include the early photographic practices of Andy Warhol and Nam June Paik, as well as the cinematographic approaches of photographers Jeff Wall and Cindy Sherman. The works in this exhibition speak to the ways in which photography can be used as a tool to explore ideas around performance, temporality, and the indexical quality of photography.