|Light in Wartime
submitted by: Rola Khayyat
June 7 - July 28, 2018
A 2017-18 Unsolicited Exhibition Program exhibition
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Richard Mosse, Love Is The Drug, 2012
|Light in Wartime explores the relationship between light and photography in the context of war. The show presents photographers whose work addresses and employs the blackout darkness and
precarious light conditions characteristic of a life under siege. Photographs are made from sniper
holes, debris, moonlight, dioramas of memoryscapes, and imagined or remembered narratives.
Light, whether it be a source of illumination, on the metaphoric or technical level, is the impetus
behind the creation of the photographs, bringing forth new dimensions on the representation of war.
Rola Khayyat is a Lebanese visual artist and curator. In 2016 she graduated with an MFA in photography
from Columbia University. Her work explores new dimensions on the representation of war, memory, and
identity. Rola has curated shows in Beirut, Thessaloniki, and New York, such as the BEYroute for the third
Thessaloniki Bienniale, Lattice Work at the Black and White gallery, and Simmer at Kunstraum LLC. Her
work has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Okk / raum 29, Catalyst Arts Belfast Photo Festival 2013, and the
21st International Istanbul Art Fair (Tuyap). Rola lives and works in NYC.
apexart’s programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, the Degenstein Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.