Susan Hefuna


Absence, 2014 holes drilled on a glass plate 40 × 80 × 0,6 cm

82 Great Portland Street, London W1

11 November – 19 December 2014
Private View: Tuesday 11 November 2014, 6-8 pm
Open: Tuesday – Friday 12-6 pm. 
Monday and Saturday by appointment only.


What Remains, is presented in two parts: 
What Remains Part I from 7th October to 7th November and Part II, 
from 11th November to 19th December 2014.

This will be our last exhibition at 82 Great Portland Street.
From January 2015 we will have new offices – all details
will be announced shortly.

What Remains is a group exhibition about what we remember
and the legacy we leave behind; about what is left of
lasting value after world leaders and global events have
come and gone. What Remains also contains stepping-stones
for our future projects. We have commissioned several
artists to create new works based on this theme, and to
consider the essence of art in our cultural life. Some have
responded with works that critique the art world; others
question the direction their region is taking, revealing
their wish to put the continuity of their culture before the
artwork; to express their ideas rather than react to the
market; to create value before price; aesthetics before
hype; and to enjoy the excitement
of collaboration.

Ultimately, What Remains is about memory: an idea, an
impression, a feeling; a poem;
an image; a glimpse of what we have seen, heard, or read;
what struck us as important
then or now. It is about what is lasting and what is
transient, and about the artists’
contribution to their local and global culture. To what
extent are we changing or have
we changed? Above all, it is a cultural conversation.

The featured works are new commissions as well as classic
pieces from our archive,
and include paintings, photography or sculpture by (in
alphabetical order):

Part II: Etel Adnan – Maliheh Afnan – Siah Armajani – Ayman
Baalbaki – Said Baalbaki – Matthew Corbin Bishop – Bita
Ghezelayagh – Susan Hefuna – Iraida Icaza.