Display Case

Adad Hannah
September 30, 2023 to September 2024

Display Case is a sculptural installation located in the Rotary Courtyard at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The installation features a large greenhouse containing armatures that can only be viewed through the greenhouse’s glass walls. The ad-hoc structure within the greenhouse creates a series of shelves, hooks, nooks, and other locations where objects can be placed. These various objects can be stashed or stored, out on display or tucked away for safekeeping.

This installation acts as a large display case of unknown origin and questionable design, where objects will be switched out during the run of the show so that visitors will see a different set of objects on display depending on when they visit. This project continues the artist’s interest in working on sculptural projects that are ephemeral in nature – such as his Saskatoon Guernica (2021) commissioned by the Remai Modern – and created with the help of community members who supplied the materials and eventually repopulate the sculpture with new objects for display.

Objects currently on view in the Display Case have been contributed by second-year drawing students at The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Thank you to Connor Charlesworth, Instructor in the Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies, for leading these students during this innovative project.


Adad Hannah was born in New York in 1971, spent his childhood in Israel and England, and moved to Vancouver in the early 1980’s. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. and MFA from Concordia University and a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art & Design. Hannah’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout North America, Europe, West Africa, Australia, Korea.


Join artist Adad Hannah as he discusses his most recent project, Display Case, a new sculptural installation located in the Rotary Courtyard at the Kelowna Art Gallery.


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