Exhibitions / Today @ MOP

29.09.2011 to 16.10.2011

TODAY Cherine Fahd has developed a new body of work that uses time as the framework for charting change. Interested in the imperceptible transformations that occur in people, materials and objects, this new work addresses the certainty of change and the idea of impermanence. Like her self-portrait series “Hiding”, the work exhibited in “Today” documents an activity that is diarised and performed in accordance with an instruction. The physical work is at the mercy of this instruction and so the result is seriously obsessive. The main work is two large-scale canvas drawings that contain lines or lists of the word today. One canvas is written on in a marker that is impermanent so the text and her efforts are thwarted by the artwork fading away. The other canvas is written on with a permanent marker, or at least permanent for 60 to 100 year according to the marker manufacturer. Whilst one fades quickly the other remains as a testament to its double, as a comparison or reminder of what was. Her accompanying photographs from the series Unstill accompany the canvases in their recording of barely visible transformations.

Today (everyday is today) impermanent permanent 2011 by Cherine Fahd

Today (everyday is today) impermanent permanent  2011

marker on canvas

137 x 184 cm

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Today (everyday is today) detail 2011 by Cherine Fahd

Today (everyday is today) detail  2011

marker on canvas

137 x 184 cm

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