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  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017; adobe, pigment, acrylic, gesso, string, linen, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017 (detail); adobe, pigment, acrylic, gesso, string, linen, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017; adobe, pigment, acrylic, linen, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017 (detail); adobe, pigment, acrylic, linen, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017; adobe, acrylic, pigment, gesso, linen, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017 (detail); adobe, acrylic, pigment, gesso, linen, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017; oil, pigment, acrylic, linen, wooden stick, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017; oil, pigment, acrylic, linen, wooden stick, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017 (detail); oil, pigment, acrylic, linen, wooden stick, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017 (detail); oil, pigment, acrylic, linen, wooden stick, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017; adobe, graphite, string, gesso, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017 (detail); adobe, graphite, string, gesso, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017; adobe, string, styrofoam, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017 (detail); adobe, string, styrofoam,jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017; silkscreen ink, adobe, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017 (detail); silkscreen ink, adobe, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017; silkscreen ink, adobe, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017; adobe, oil, pigment, acrylic, linen, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017 (detail); adobe, oil, pigment, acrylic, linen, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017; adobe, oil, pigment, acrylic, gesso, string, canvas, linen, styrofoam, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017 (detail); adobe, oil, pigment, acrylic, gesso, string, canvas, linen, styrofoam, jute, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017; oil, pigment, acrylic, linen, painters tape, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashUntitled, 2017 (detail); oil, pigment, acrylic, linen, painters tape, wood support; photo Jean Vong; Courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  • N. DashInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni
  • N. DashVideo still, Installation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2017, photo Giorgio Benni

N. Dash

9 May > 14 July 2017

 

Fondazione Giuliani is pleased to present the first institutional solo show in Europe by American artist N. Dash.

“The language [Arabic] is wonderful for Wanderwort*

One morning in class, [he] taught the word for “mud brick.” In ancient hieroglyphs it was djebet, which became tobe in Coptic, and then the Arabs, adding a definite article, made it al-tuba, which was brought to Spain as adobar, and then to the American Southwest, where this heavy thing, having been lugged across four millennia and seven thousand miles, finally landed as “adobe.””

Peter Hessler’s Letter from Cairo in The New Yorker April 17, 2017

*Wanderwort
Etymology – borrowed from German Wanderwort, from Wander (“wandering) + Wort (“word”)
Noun – A loanword that has spread to many different languages