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Diana Al-Hadid: Ash in the Trade Winds

The Momentary announces the 2021 winter/spring exhibition schedule which includes site-responsive installations in Sarah Cain: In Nature, a reimagination of safe destinations for the Black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century in Derrick Adams: Sanctuary, and an exploration of memory, ruin, progress, and globalism in Diana Al-Hadid: Ash in the Trade Winds.

Saturday, February 27, 2021 to Friday, June 11, 2021
Sun + Tue-Wed | 10am to 7pm, Thu-Sat | 10am to 10pm, Mon | Closed
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Admission is free for all

The Momentary
507 SE E Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
Hours of Operation

Sun + Tue-Wed | 10am to 7pm
Thu-Sat | 10am to 10pm
Mon | Closed

The Momentary presents a solo exhibition of works by Diana Al-Hadid who utilizes a wide range of materials that explore notions of memory, ruin, progress, and globalism. Diana Al-Hadid: Ash in the Trade Winds will feature several wall panels and sculptures that were created between 2018 and 2020, highlighting recent developments in Al-Hadid’s signature process of layering pigments on to classical and contemporary materials, including bronze, plaster, fiberglass, and polymer gypsum. 

The works in this exhibition portray reimagined elements found within the story of Gradiva, a fictitious female character from Wilhelm Jensen’s novella of the same name. Drawing inspiration from literature, architecture, and art history, Al-Hadid’s work dissolves female forms and landscapes into approximations of their original source. Together, these captivating works encourage slow looking and invite viewers to create their own visual histories. 

Diana Al-Hadid was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1981 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is included in collections such as the San Jose Museum of Art, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Weatherspoon Art Museum.

Diana Al-Hadid: Ash in the Trade Winds will be on view in Gallery 2 at the Momentary.

Photo Credit:

Diana Al-Hadid
Ash in the Trade Winds, 2020
Polymer gypsum, fiberglass, steel, plaster, copper and gold leaf, pigment
58 x 192 x 5.5 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Photo credit: Timothy Doyon