The New Museum Showcases Art from the Arab World

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.

 

Shuruq Harb, <em>The Keeper</em>, 2011–13
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.

( Bashar Alaeddin )
Wafa Hourani, <em>Qalandia 2087</em>, 2009
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.

( Wilfried Petz )
Khaled Jarrar, <em>Infiltrators</em>, 2012 (still).
Khaled Jarrar, Infiltrators, 2012 (still).

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

( © Khaled Jarrar )
Bouchra Khalili, <em>Mapping Journey #7</em>, from “The  Mapping Journey Project,” 2008–11 (still).
Bouchra Khalili, Mapping Journey #7, from “The Mapping Journey Project,” 2008–11 (still).

Video, color, sound; 6 min.

( Courtesy the artist and Galerie Polaris, Paris )
GCC (est. 2013 Dubai; live in New York, London, Kuwait City, Beirut, and Dubai), <em>The One and Only Madinat New Museum Royal Mirage</em>, 2014.
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), <em>The One and Only Madinat New Museum Royal Mirage</em>, 2014.
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.
Bouchra Khalili (b. 1975 Casablanca, Morocco; lives in Berlin, Germany), “The Mapping Journey Project,” 2008–11. ( Benoit Pailley )
Jamal Penjweny, “Saddam is Here,” 2010.
Jamal Penjweny, “Saddam is Here,” 2010.

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

( Courtesy Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq )
Hrair Sarkissian, “Execution Squares,” 2008.
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 Kalfayan Galleries, Athens/Thessaloniki )
Akram Zaatari, <em>Hashem El Madani—Palestinian  resistant, Studio Shehrazade, Saïda</em>, Lebanon, 1970– 72
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).

( Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg )
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