Ahmed Alalousi, Tigris River, 2013
Borderline: Stefan Bremer & Ahmed Alalousi
The internationally renowned Finnish photographer Stefan Bremer and Ahmed Alalousi’s Borderline exhibition on display at HybridArt Space in Budapest.
During his recent work with asylum seekers Stefan Bremer realised that, for many of them, the only memories from the past are photos on their phones. Bremer began shooting portraits of the asylum seekers showing pictures of their most precious places and people. The Most Important Picture is one of three of Bremer’s series featured in the Borderline exhibition.
In the Salpa Line series Bremer turns the lense towards Finland and its history. In the 1940’s, a war-torn Finland managed to absorb 400,000 Karelian refugees. In his third series, Borderline, Bremer has photographed skylines where sea meets sky.
For Borderline Bremer has co-operated with Iraqi-born photographer Ahmed Alalousi. Alalousi’s series of his hometown Mosul shows the city as it was before it was destroyed by ISIS.
The result is a dialogue that illustrates how the two artists of different generations and with different backgrounds have processed the same phenomenon in their own personal style.
Exhibition Opening: 15 May 2018, 7 p.m. Opening words by the artist Ahmed Alalousi, the Ambassador of Finland Petri Tuomi-Nikula and Márta Pardavi, co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.
16.5 – 30.5.2018
10AM – 6PM (Mon – Sat)
Budapest, Galamb u. 6, 1052.