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    Jamelie Hassan, Because . . . there was and there wasn't a city of Baghdad, 1991. Billboard, 285.0 x 650.0 cm. Collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia. Purchased with the financial support of The Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance Program and Salah J. Bachir, 2005. Photo: Howard Ursuliak.

Jamelie Hassan: At the Far Edge of Words

Gallery Comments

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Marcos S Abrahao from Sao Paulo, Brazil at 2:53 pm Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Jacquie from Victoria, BC at 3:53 pm Friday, August 6, 2010

Wow. Great exhibition. The Los Desaparecidos was one of those striking works. I could translate it.. someone commented they thought it was "newspapers" .. no it was very sad.

francois from france at 2:58 pm Friday, August 6, 2010

this reminds me of two things (amongst many others) : 1. That the people we westerners bomb and enslave in the name of "progress", "security" and "war on terror" do actually have names, families, traditions and self-respect. 2. That this insanity is happening now. At the very moment I'm writing this comment, neo-fascist oppression is adding another victim on the list of insanity. Somewhere, there are people dying so that "we" keep enjoying the rewards of imperial brutality. Thanks for reminding me of that.

Linnea from Vancouver at 1:21 pm Friday, August 6, 2010

I was very pleased with the multi-media nature of the exhibit. The clay pieces were so tactile I wanted to touch them but resisted. The melding of culture worlds expressed through many of the pieces added another dimension.

Hassan/ Scott from Cairo / Egypt at 1:19 pm Wednesday, August 4, 2010

- Mahmoud Darwish`s D.O.B years is incorrectlty translated into Arabic,what you read is that he is born on 1491.

Tammy from New Orleans, LA USA at 4:31 pm Friday, July 30, 2010

I really get a "feeling" when I look at this art. Its an eerie mixture though because of the music, good job. I like the use of the floor rather than the wall.

Si Hang, Xie from Richmond, BC at 11:51 am Thursday, July 29, 2010

Very impressive and shocking exhibition of the forgotten edge of the ancients. Great art works & keep up.

John at 1:05 pm Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What is it - ART? Ok - I've learned something. Sorry, but I call it crazy!

Zenagui from Belgium at 3:40 pm Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Very interesting work. Strong message is delivered to actual and future generations.

Fiki-George, D. O. from Nigeria at 12:03 pm Thursday, July 15, 2010

Very impressive to see the expression of a great political will in another aesthetic dimension.Great and wonderful.

constantine at 12:18 pm Monday, July 5, 2010


Lhoste from Montreal at 2:17 pm Friday, July 2, 2010

Very interesting approach of the ceramic medium (fragile material versus strong message) good political position from an art gallery

R4 at 10:24 am Friday, July 2, 2010


steve from canada at 1:19 pm Friday, June 25, 2010

very nice work with the ceramics. enjoyed the "newspapers" in spanish (at least, that's what they look like:) Nice music with the video.

Mary Anne Barkhouse from Minden,ON at 11:27 am Wednesday, June 23, 2010

JAmelie, your neon work is sublime and your ceramic pieces continue to blow away perceptions of what porcelain is meant to be ... I am so glad I was here to see your show in my original hometown.

Tree at 2:58 pm Friday, June 18, 2010

i feel like slipping my feet into the ceramic slippers

Amy Nugent from Vancouver at 10:33 pm Thursday, June 17, 2010

I love the idea of a digital comment book but please do keep the paper option. Dear Jamelie, you're warm ceramic on the cold cement floor - disobedience.

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