Here and Elsewhere, the first museum-wide exhibition in New York City to feature contemporary art from and about the Arab world, brings together to New Museummore than forty-five artists from over fifteen countries, many of whom live and work internationally.
The exhibition borrows its title from a 1976 film-essay by French directors Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, and Anne-Marie Miéville. Their film, Ici et ailleurs [Here and Elsewhere], was initially conceived as a pro-Palestinian documentary, but evolved into a complex reflection on the ethics of representation and the status of images as instruments of political consciousness. Taking inspiration from Godard, Gorin, and Miéville’s film—which has had a strong impact on an entire generation of artists in various Arab countries—“Here and Elsewhere” pays particular attention to the position and role of the artist in the face of historical events.
“This exhibition continues the New Museum’s commitment to looking at art from beyond the confines familiar to the New York art world,” said Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions.
Combining pivotal and under-recognized figures with younger and midcareer artists, “Here and Elsewhere” works against the notion of the Arab world as a homogenous or cohesive entity. Through the original and individualized practices of a multigenerational constellation of artists, the exhibition highlights works that often have conceptual or aesthetic references to the Arab world, yet also extend well beyond.
AbounaddaraEtel AdnanRheims AlkadhiBasma AlsharifZiad AntarMarwa ArsaniosKader AttiaYto BarradaAnna BoghiguianFouad ElkourySimone FattalMekhitar Garabedian GCCFakhri El GhezalTanya HabjouqaRokni HaerizadehRana HamadehShuruq HarbSusan HefunaWafa HouraniAli JabriKhaled JarrarLamia JoreigeHiwa KAmal KenawyMazen KerbajBouchra KhaliliMaha MaamounHashem El MadaniMarwanAhmed MaterAbdul Hay MosallamSelma and Sofiane OuissiJamal PenjwenyMohamed Larbi RahaliMarwan RechmaouiAbdullah Al SaadiHrair SarkissianHassan SharifWael ShawkyMounira Al SolhSuha TraboulsiVan LeoAla YounisAkram Zaatari
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Sunday, 28 September 2014
New Museum, 235 Bowery, Lower East Side, Manhattan
212 219 1222
- Opening hour:
Wed – Sun | 11am – 6pm; Thu | 11am – 9pm
- Photo credits:
1. Wafa Hourani, Qalandia 2087, 2009, Nadour Collection, Düsseldorf, Installation view: Haus der Kunst, Munich. Photo by Wilfried Petzi; 2. Jamal Penjweny, “Saddam is Here,” 2010, Courtesy Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq; 3. Mounira Al Solh, Now Eat My Script, 2014 (still), Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg; 4. Khaled Jarrar, Infiltrators, 2012 (still), Courtesy the artist. © Khaled Jarrar