Zanbeel Art presents several multimedia works by artist Gazelle Samizay, in conversation with her father.
"Over the past forty years, millions of Afghans have fled their homeland, living as permanent guests in countries around the world. Their new homes are at once a blessing and a painful reminder of what was lost. In 9,409 miles the viewer watches an architect, who, after leaving Afghanistan more than 30 years ago, is still longing for the house he built and was forced to leave. The impact of dislocation is also felt by his wife, whose efforts in creating a new home will never be enough. Absorbed in recalling the memories of his old house, the architect pays no heed to his wife preparing him breakfast. However, the architect’s ruminations are abruptly interrupted, signifying the futility of clinging to a home that only exists in his imagination."
March 9 - April 6, 2019
Opening Reception: March 9, 5pm