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The gathering 120x100cm

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Fri, 10 Jan 2020 - Sat, 15 Feb 2020

Location WerkStadt, Emser Straße 124, 12051 Berlin

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Mazen Khaddaj

I am a Foreigner


“I am a Foreigner” is a series of paintings and video performances that express my journey from Lebanon to Germany. They depict my feelings between attachment and detachment. It also portrays my disoriented emotions that sway my existence between my homeland and my new life here in Leipzig.

It is tough to “be” in a setting where I am also dissimilar. With every painting or performance, I root myself in this new soil. I want to continue here what I was before.

“I am a Foreigner” is the extensions and the delays; it is the shouts and the whispers. It is what was and what will be.

I trust my way, step by step. My faith grounds me and my hope lifts me high.

I am walking...




The WerkStadt as an art project space is partially funded in 2020-2021 by the Berlin Senate for Culture & Europe as part of the basis grant program for structural costs to maintain excellence in the independent Berlin Art Scene.