We are pleased to present new works by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam, Berlin-based, in the exhibition “Temporary Title”. Guided by a universal humanity, his pictorial collages find artistic expression for the unrelenting suffering that people experience through unexpected attacks or wars by tyrannical rulers in the past, present and future. Creativity in the midst of fragmentation. The English expression “temporary title”, with which the artist titled his exhibition, is one meaning of the Arabic expression “al-‘unwan al-mu’aqqat”. The phrase also translates to “temporary address“, referring to the homelessness experienced by people who have been forced to leave their homes due to terror, war or famine.
Saturday, 18 November, 6 – 9 pm
Curator Led Talk
Saturday, 16 December, 5 pm
Untitled (Diptychon), 2023
Paper collage on canvas
120 x 240cm | 47 1/4 x 94 1/2 in
About the artist
Born 1980 in Damascus, Syria
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Tammam Azzam received his artistic training from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Damascus. Following the Syrian Civil War, he relocated to Dubai where he began working in digital photomontages. In 2016 Azzam moved to Germany, with a residency at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Delmenhorst. In Delmenhorst and later in Berlin the artist began exploring a new technique in paper-collage alongside his paintings. His fragmented compositions highlight the physical remnants of conflict and showcase the importance to rebuild and create from destruction.