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October 26, 2022

News Release: Jordan Nassar

Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design announces a new exhibition of an original work by Palestinian American artist Jordan Nassar. Created during his residency at the museum, the work, Lē‘ahi , is a 4-by-6-foot tile panel featuring hundreds of 3/8-inch glass mosaic tiles forming the view of Lē‘ahi from Shangri La. Lē‘ahi is also known as Diamond Head and is one of Hawai‘i’s iconic landmarks. The artwork was created during Nassar’s residency at Shangri La and is the artist’s first, large-scale tile mosaic. The bold composition follows Nassar’s stylized use of tatreez – a form of traditional Palestinian embroidery that he uses to express Palestinian visions of memory and homeland. The exhibition is scheduled to run from November 5 to May 27, 2023.

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