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The New Museum Showcases Art from the Arab World

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The New Museum show “Here and Elsewhere” is the first museum-wide exhibition in New York City to feature contemporary art from and about the Arab world. It brings together more than 45 artists from over 15 countries. Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions at the New Museum, discusses the exhibition and the artists it features. “Here and Elsewhere” is on view through September 28.

 

Bashar Alaeddin
Shuruq Harb, The Keeper, 2011–13

Installation with video, includes photographs, wires, clips, and street sign, dimensions variable. Installation view: Darat al Funun, Amman. Courtesy the artist.

Wilfried Petz
Wafa Hourani, Qalandia 2087, 2009

Mixed media installation in six parts, sound, 216 x 354 in (550 x 900 cm). Nadour Collection, Düsseldorf. Installation view: Haus der Kunst, Munich.

© Khaled Jarrar
Khaled Jarrar, Infiltrators, 2012 (still).

Video, color, sound; 70 min. Courtesy the artist.

Courtesy the artist and Galerie Polaris, Paris
Bouchra Khalili, Mapping Journey #7, from “The Mapping Journey Project,” 2008–11 (still).

Video, color, sound; 6 min.

Benoit Pailley
GCC (est. 2013 Dubai; live in New York, London, Kuwait City, Beirut, and Dubai), The One and Only Madinat New Museum Royal Mirage, 2014.
Benoit Pailley
GCC (est. 2013 Dubai; live in New York, London, Kuwait City, Beirut, and Dubai), The One and Only Madinat New Museum Royal Mirage, 2014.
Benoit Pailley
Bouchra Khalili (b. 1975 Casablanca, Morocco; lives in Berlin, Germany), “The Mapping Journey Project,” 2008–11.
Courtesy Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq
Jamal Penjweny, “Saddam is Here,” 2010.

Chromogenic print, 23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in (60 x 80 cm).

Courtesy the artist and Kalfayan Galleries, Athens/Thessaloniki
Hrair Sarkissian, “Execution Squares,” 2008.

Archival inkjet print, 23 3/4 x 30 1/2 in (60.5 x 77.4 cm).

Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg
Akram Zaatari, Hashem El Madani—Palestinian resistant, Studio Shehrazade, Saïda, Lebanon, 1970– 72

From “Objects of study/The archive of Shehrazade/Hashem el Madani/Studio practices,” 2006. Gelatin silver print, 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in (29 x 29 cm).

Guests:

Massimiliano Gioni

Comments [3]

Seth

Ask this guy why people who live on the Bowery hate the New Museum.

Aug. 27 2014 01:25 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

There is no "palestine." Only Eretz Yisrael, the land of Israel. "Palestine" is east of the Jordan river.

Aug. 27 2014 01:23 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

There is no "palestine." Only Eretz Yisrael, the land of Israel. "Palestine" is east of the Jordan river.

Aug. 27 2014 01:21 PM

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