Zawyeh Gallery is thrilled to announce the upcoming exhibition The Front Side Strikes The Most, featuring the work of Saher Nassar curated by Giuseppe Moscatello.
The artworks are centered on the soldier as a compelling subject, being the front visible symbol of power, despite functioning as a performer within a grander power structure. Soldiers undergo rigorous training, sometimes bordering on indoctrination, to execute commands often beyond their desires or intentions. They become pieces in a domino effect, operating in environments they cannot control.
In this exhibition, Nassar adopts an observational rather than a scientific approach. The work remains neutral, neither passing judgment nor offering apologies, occasionally touching upon irony. By examining the intricate and layered motivations of those in service, the work seeks to comprehend their actions and the forces that shape their moral compass.
It is evident that soldiers, regardless of allegiance, possess an unchangeable belief that they are on the “right” side of history, which challenges viewers to ponder: who then stands opposed? Such conviction often shields soldiers from the conventional dichotomy of right and wrong.
The exhibition opens daily from 28 September to 30 December 2023.
Press release from Zawyeh Gallery