Title: I recall my father reading daily newspapers every morning
Artist: Walid Sadek

Date: 2016
Location: Daily Local Newspaper / Assafir
Medium: Drawing, Text
Material:
Duration: Ephemeral
Commissioner: APEAL & Temporary Art Platform
Framework: Works on Paper
Authorizations: Assafir
Tags: Monuments & Memorials, Site-specific Intervention,Contemporary

 

 

Walid Sadek intervenes with an image of the thickness of Assafir’s newspaper - its cross-section. The sentence in Arabic reads 'I recall my father reading daily newspapers every morning’. The work addresses a past generation that grew up reading daily newspapers and for whom that printed medium was a necessary component of the public sphere. Sadek also implicitly addresses his father - a prominent figure of this generation and a contributor to this sphere as a caricaturist.