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Research Cluster events - Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme artists’ talk

Event Type
Landscapes of Gentrification and Settler Colonialism IPRH Research Cluster
KAM 62 (Krannert Art Museum lower level auditorium)
Apr 5, 2018   5:30 pm  
Originating Calendar
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)

Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme make collaborative work informed by the artists’ research with historical archives, literature, underground music, and film. They are concerned with questions of media, sound, and time, making work that probes a contemporary landscape marked by perpetual crisis and an endless present, one that is increasingly shaped by a politics of desire and disaster. Their visit coincides with the US premiere at Krannert Art Museum of And yet my mask is powerful, a body of work from 2016 that stages encounters with materials from Palestine through installation, sound, cinema, and an artists’ book. Their work has been featured in exhibitions at the Palestinian Museum, the ICA Philadelphia, Portikus, Kunsthalle Wien, the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, the ICA London, and the Sharjah, São Paulo, Istanbul, Gwangju, and Liverpool biennials. They were awarded the Abraaj Group Art Prize in 2016 and the Sharjah Biennial Prize in 2015.

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