Art Metropole 1-130: Selected works Ghassan Bishouty b. 1941 Safad, Palestine-d. 2004 Amman, Jordan
In her artist book, Bishouty draws upon the work of her late father, artist Ghassan Bishouty (b. 1941 Palestine – d. 2004, Jordan). Borrowing from museological methods of indexing and object classification to lend her father’s history and work a form of pseudo-visibility and order, Bishouty simultaneously unsettles structural conventions and permeates her father’s artworks and ephemera with her own acts of collage, ekphrasis, and storytelling.
1—130 constitutes reflexive encounters with a series of 130 selected paintings and sculptures made circa 1965-2004 in Lebanon and Jordan, and concludes with an afterword by editor and curator Jacob Korczynski.