HERE AND ELSEWHERE

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Marwa Arsanios, Have You Ever Killed a Bear? Or Becoming Jamila, 2014 (still). Video, color, sound; 28 min. Courtesy the artist

The New Museum will present “Here and Elsewhere,” the first museum-wide exhibition in New York City to feature contemporary art from and about the Arab world. The exhibition brings together more than forty-five artists from over fifteen countries, many of whom live and work internationally. In keeping with the New Museum’s dedication to showcasing the most engaging new art from around the globe, “Here and Elsewhere” is the most recent in a series of exhibitions that have introduced urgent questions and new aesthetics to US audiences.

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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 conceived as a pro-Palestinian documentary, but developed into a complex reflection on the ethics of representation and the status of images as instruments of political consciousness.

Here and Elsewhere
Date: July 16th – September 28th, 2014
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00 (Thursday till 21:00)
Closed on Monday, Tuesday
Place: New Museum
Address: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Tel: +1 212 219 1222
http://www.newmuseum.org

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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