Date & Time
Saturday, September 15, 2018 to Sunday, November 4, 2018
The Renaissance Society, Cobb Lecture Hall, 4th Floor
Shadi Habib Allah is a New York and Miami-based Palestinian artist who works across film, sculpture, and installation, often drawing on a process of deep research and on-the-ground engagement in specific locales. Richly varied in form and focus, his projects run the gamut from reimagining a ghost story from 1930s Jerusalem to traveling along illicit trade routes with Bedouin smugglers.
At the Renaissance Society, Habib Allah presents a body of work that has grown out of his ongoing immersion in the communities of Miami’s Liberty City. In this neighborhood marked by deep racial and economic inequity, the artist locates active economies of goods and services that exist independently of, and at times elude or exploit, state-sanctioned systems such as welfare and property zoning.