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INDIVIDUAL WORKS:
AFGHAN DIALOGS - silk embroideries
IRAQ DIALOGS - fired ceramic tiles
ARAB DIALOGS - fired ceramic tiles
NEWS PAINTINGS - Acrylic on canvas
BICYCLING DAMASCUS - video
HOMELAND SECURITY - video
INSTALLATION VIEWS - installation views
 
 

 

POSTCARDS - Please, teach me Arabic (Famous Austrians)
POSTCARDS - FREEDOM FRIES STAMPS ETC.
WAR ON TERROR - ball-point pen drawings
BASIC ARABIC - photographs
BASIC ARABIC - MY FIRST 500 HOURS BASIC, ARABIC / MY SECOND 500 HOURS BASIC ARABIC
The New York Times - drawings
TEXTS:

Francesco Manacorda - Filtering Newss

Paul Mattick - POSTCARDS

Rainer Ganahl - ROAD TO WAR – The Burning Of History Gone Evil Onto A Pathetic External Hard Drive

 

Searching "Terrorism" on Google.com - wall painting

 

ARAB DIALOGS: 2003

Arab Dialogs were done in the Summer of 2003 in the ceramic factories of Sassuolo - the center of Europe's tile production industry in norther Italy, near Modena. Most of the seasonal workers are Arabs - Therefore I decided to not concentrate anymore on iraqis but on migrant laborors of these Gastarbeiter- community - in fact, a rather exploided labor force since they are badly housed, discriminated in an open racist way (good housing is reserved for non-Arabs etc. ) see a more detailed study on these conditions here:

 

only the pieces on the floor are ARAB DIALOG (texts by non-Iraqis)- the works leanikng on the walls are IRAQ DIALOGS (texts by Iraqis)

 

 

 

 

 

Production: Amaze, Milano with the generous help of Forme 2000, Sassuolo and VIVA, Sassuolo. calligraphy Siyam Mohsen, graphics: Siyam Mohsen and Silvano Rutigliano

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ARAB DIALOG WITH ADIL ASSOUSS, POSTWAR DANGERS, MILITARY RESPONSE, 2003

Translation by Siyam Mohsen: Whatever the conflicts between nations, children and civilians are innocent ... therefore the United Nations shoud punish any soldier who kills a civlian or a child.

Size: 160 cm x 250 cm x 1 cm

materials: ceramic tiles: 80 individual pieces, certificate of authenticity

 

Adil Assouss is a ceramic worker in Sassuolo and is from Casablanca, Morocco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ARAB DIALOG WITH SIYAM MOHSEN, CNN, THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS, 2003

Calligraphy Siyam Mohsen, graphics: Silvano Rutigliano

Translation by Siyam Mohsen: Snow melts if you will see what appears underneath.

Size: 160 cm x 250 cm x 1 cm

Siyam Mosen is an architect, an artist, a calligrapher and cultrual and linguistic mediator. He was born in Palestine and moved to Sassuolo many years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

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ARAB DIALOG WITH ALI -- , BAGHDAD FIREFIGHT, COMPLETE COVERAGE, 2003

Arabic text: Ali; calligraphy and graphics: Siyam Mohsen

Translation by Siyam Mohsen: The war against Iraq initiates the war against all Arabs.

Size: 160 cm x 250 cm x 1 cm, materials: ceramic tiles: 80 individual pieces, certificate of authenticity

Ali preferred not to give his full name. He is from Morocco and works in a ceramic factory in Sassuolo.

 

 

 

 

 

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ARAB DIALOG WITH GHODBANE, FOX NEWS CHANNEL, WAR ON TERROR, SABOTAGE, 2003

Arabic text: Ghodbane; calligraphy: Siyam Mohsen; graphics: Rainer Ganahl

Translation by Siyam Mohsen: Islam = peace. Allah created people for knowing others, for not making war and I think that Islam is for peace.

Size: 160 cm x 250 cm x 1 cm, materials: ceramic tiles: 80 individual pieces, certificate of authenticity

Ghodbane is from Tunis and preferred not to give his full name. He works in a ceramic factory in Sassuolo.

 

 

 

 

 

ARAB DIALOG WITH KHADRANI MOHAMED HEDI, CIVILIAN DEATH UNAVOIDABLE, 2003

Arabic text: KHADRANI MOHAMED HEDI; calligraphy: Siyam Mohsen; graphics: Silvano Rutigliano

Translation by Siyam Mohsen: I hope for peace for everybody.

Size: 75 cm x 120 cm x 1 cm, materials: ceramic tiles: 12 individual pieces of 25 x 40 x 1 cm, certificate of authenticity

Hhadrani Mohamed Hedi works in a ceramic factory in Sassuolo and is from Tunesia.

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ARAB DIALOG WITH SIYAM MOSHEN, CNN, IRAQ SABOTAGE, AMERICAN MORNING, 2003

Arabic text, calligraphy: Siyam Mohsen; graphics: Rainer Ganahl

Translation by Siyam Mohsen: Fightin in the name of god and for one’s nation is the right for every human being

Size: 75 cm x 160 cm x 1 cm, materials: ceramic tiles: 12 individual pieces of 25 x 40 , certificate of authenticity

Siyam Mosen is an architect, an artist, a calligrapher and cultrual and linguistic mediator. He was born in Palestine and moved to Sassuolo many years ago.

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ARAB DIALOG WAR ON TERROR, 2003

Arabic text: Naval (woman); calligraphy: Siyam Mohsen; graphics: Rainer Ganahl

Translation by Siyam Mohsen: All muslims are now looked at as terrorists but the biggest and real terrorist is Bush, the molester of children who made mothers suffer and who made of children orphans and who starved the elderly.

Size: 65 cm x 106 cm, materials: ceramic tiles: 4 individual pieces of 32.5 x 53 , certificate of authenticity

Hakima is a woman from Marrocco and works in a bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ARAB DIALOG WITH FAROQ, ROAD TO WAR, 2003

Arabic text: Faroq; calligraphy and graphics: Siyam Mohsen

Translation by Siyam Mohsen: What is the result of this war? Never will there be a result. Perhaps oil is the reason for killing thousands of people.

Size: 65 cm x 106 x 1 cm, materials: ceramic tiles: 4 individual pieces of 32.5 x 52 , certificate of authenticity

Faroq didn't want to give his full name. He is a ceramic worker in Sassuolo and comes from Marocco.

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