mahmoud khaled's 'niche' project "concerns itself with the objet d’art and its display. an ornate vitrine characteristic of bourgeois households showcases a set of small-scale framed photographs, abstracted crops of wild but lush landscapes. taken by khaled during an artist residency, the images are depictions of montjuic park, a cruising spot in barcelona and a site for stranger intimacy in public space. this tension between ambiguity and familiarity in the photo-installation redefines our relationship to an artwork, the value assigned to it and the context that informs its meaning." see more here.
[all mahmoud khaled. niche (15 photographs, digital print, wood and glass cabinet). 2009-10.]