Gearing up for our Winter ‘13 Exhibitions! We’ve got two incredible shows opening on the 14th.
From Jamelie Hassan’s retrospective, Jamelie Hassan: At the Far Edge of Words, here is ي (Manuscript Page) (2005). For this work, Hassan rendered the last letter of the Arabic alphabet ي (pronounced “yaa”) in red neon light and mounted it on the page of the Persian/Arabic grammar manuscript illustrated with the Archangel Gabriel.
The red colour of the letter يrefers to the red ink used in Arabic to highlight the beginning of a new thought.
(With text from Dot Tuer’s At the Far Edge of Home essay in the Jamelie Hassan: At the Far Edge of Words catalogue)