Every Act of Recognition Alters What Survives is an ongoing project by Iraqi artist Rand Abdul Jabbar, commissioned for Shubbak 2021. Consisting of a series of sculptural interventions, performances and a digital archive, the work emerged from a participatory process in which women of the Iraqi and Arab diaspora in London engaged in conversation around the role of memory in relation to place and history.
Act II: The Climbing Vine has been re-imagined for Abu Dhabi Art 2021. View the installation at Umm Al Emarat Park, 17 November–30 December 2021. Plan your visit and register for an artist-led workshop, or explore the works below.