Jordan Nassar (b. 1985) lives and works in New York, NY. Nassar's hand embroidered textile pieces address an intersecting field of language, ethnicity and the embedded notions of heritage and homeland. Treating craft within its capacity as communicative form, Nassar examines conflicting issues of identity and cultural participation using geometric patterning adapted from Islamic symbols present in traditionalPalestinian hand embroidery. Nassar generates these symbols via computer and then meticulously hand stitches them onto carefully mapped-out patterns. In the enmeshing and encoding of these symbols within his work, Nassar roots his practice in a linguistic and geopolitical field of play characterised by both conflict and unspoken harmony.
Text courtesy Anat Ebgi.
Home is Not a Place affords its artists a great degree of freedom to explore the nuances of 'home.' The sum of their efforts amounts to a tapestry that threads love and dread into a cohesive whole.
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