• بشار الحروب في معرضه «شاشة صامتة» .. حين تتلون الــمـأسـاة بالأمـل وتبـقى عيــون «الجثـاميـن» مفـتـوحـة !
  • بشار الحروب: «شاشة صامتة» في الحرب
  • بشار الحروب: هياكل بشرية في انتظار المجهول
  • Silent Screen by Jonathan Harris
  • بشار الحروب التقى الغرائبية في مخيّم الزعتري
  • بشار الحروب في «اللامكان» ..
  • Gold: Susanne Slavick
  • Nowhere: ByAndrew Ellis Johnson
  • Ghost in Residence: The Disappearances of Bashar Alhroub
  • The ghosts of Bashar Alhroub
  • "طبيعة العقل" لبشار الحروب .. معرض متعدد الوجوه وغير هائم على وجهه!
  • طبيعة العقل) .. معرض يصور فيه الفنان نفسه لايصال فكرته- رويترز
  • Nature of Mind Solo Exhibition, Bashar Alhroub
  • برنامج مبدعون- نلفزيون فلسطين٢٠١١
  • بين فن العرب وفن العالم! بشار الحروب مع الدكتور محمد قواص في برنامج علامات استفهام- ANP TV
  • Review of Points of Departure, ICA, London Aesthetica Magazine
  • بشار الحروب يستعد لـ«الطريق تأخذني وأنا أري- الحياة اللندنية
  • Movement Magazine "Un art Politique, art video ", Issue 69, May/June 2013, France
  • Alienation: a personal response
  • feature at 3 sat channel - Germany
  • Carte Blanche - Spatial Reflections - Charlotte Bank IKono TV
  • حصد الجائزة الأولى في بينالي الفن الاسيوي
  • فلسطين تحصد الجائزة الأولى في بينالي الفن الآسيوي بعمل "خارج الإطار" لبشار الحروب
  • Palestinian Grand Prize winning artist on his work
  • ‎بشّار الحروب... مصيدة الألم الفلسطيني/ جريدة الاخبار اللبنانية
  • ART CONTEMPOAIN, Territoire Libere, LaTribune&Moi, Venderdi 27 mai 2011
  • „Here & Now” - dziennik podróży, obieg 22.07.2011
  • "Reflective Consciousness" Exhibition Catalog
  • بشار الحروب فنان تشكيلي بمفردات بصرية عالمية وتقنيات متنوعة- هيام حسن ، القدس العربي،٢٠١٠
  • شرقيات بشّار!- نجوان درويش ٢٠٠٥
  • Exactly like the beginnings of color, Self’s Monologues … A view of Bashar Al-Hroub’s works
  • Reconsidering the Value of Palstinian Art & Its Journey Into the Art Market Part II
  • Longing to belong - By Jyoti Kalsi
  • بشار الحروب فنان اللغة البصرية :" اخلق عملية ربط بين اعمالي المتنوعة التي تشكل موزاييكا اسمه بشار "
  • Bashar Hroub, by Simon Morley
  • Bashar Alhroub makes observations.
  • Bashar Hroub, by Simon Morley


     

    Being a Palestinian artist must be a mixed blessing. On the one hand, you have

    a readymade subject matter, as well as a public eager to know about it. On the

    other, it is difficult to escape the reductiveness that this clarity brings with it.

    Everything you do ends up being a political commentary that risks squeezing

    out any other intentions you might have.

    Bashar Hroub is attempting to find a way beyond this impasse. He aims to

    universalize his cultural predicament, which is why he roots his work in his

    own subjectivity rather than in a detached analysis of the cultural conditions in

    which he finds himself. Furthermore, he is looking for succinct visual metaphors

    which can carry a depth of meaning.

    In the Here and Now striking series of works in the current exhibition, we see

    him in various places wearing a mirrored cube on his head. While we might

    want to indentify this as a statement about the invisibility of the Palestinians

    in the current situation, it seems far too limited to stop there, especially as the

    artist appears to be in England some of the time. The image of a reflective

    head is much more poignant than a single reading suggests, and all kinds of

    questions about visibility and invisibility, our relationship to the environment

    or our cultural context also push themselves forward. Hroub is currently in the

    UK studying for his MA in Fine Art, for example, so he is experiencing firsthand

    the sense of displacement that comes from being in a strange place. But

    of course the cube also speaks of much deeper kinds of mirroring, even of

    the narcissism that Freud identified as a central aspect of the human psyche.

    But whose narcissism, exactly? The artist’s, or the viewers who prefer to insert

    their own meanings into the space opened up by the artist? Perhaps it is this

    ambiguity that makes these works so effective.

    Simon Morley

    March 2010

    Simon Morley is an artist and writer.

    www.mosaicrooms.org/press_releases/Bashar Hroub-Brochure.pdf