Niche. 2009-10

15 photographs (20x15x 3.5 cm each), digital print, wood and glass cabinet.

"Niche 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." Aleya Hamza