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Aseel AlYaqoub

artist  |  Aseel AlYaqoub

London

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Aseel AlYaqoub's artistic practice develops through a parallel investigation of the various systems and processes that underpin the invention of heritage and traditions. She uses national allegories to demonstrate an omnipresent lingering of a contradictory nation. With subversive humour, she questions nationalist patriotic themes and discourses. By creating negating works she inspects pre-oil and modern Kuwait. This often results in an examination of both the human need for conclusive stories ... Read more
Aseel AlYaqoub's artistic practice develops through a parallel investigation of the various systems and processes that underpin the invention of heritage and traditions. She uses national allegories to demonstrate an omnipresent lingering of a contradictory nation.

With subversive humour, she questions nationalist patriotic themes and discourses. By creating negating works she inspects pre-oil and modern Kuwait. This often results in an examination of both the human need for conclusive stories and the question of how anecdotes come to represent history. She devises her narratives as theatrical spaces for past culture; cultures contradicted by the very making of national identities. Read less
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