She doesn't think so but she's dressed for the h-bomb

She doesn't think so but she's dressed for the h-bomb. -Gang of Four

The current moment is one marked by an abundance of mega-narratives, sweeping arm gestures, climactic dips, and ascents. How we talk about the present is almost always wrapped up in some version of the past. Visual culture inevitably brushes up against those histories, whether real or imagined (for that is not the point). A selection of short videos by Ziad Antar, Yael Bartana, Haris Epaminonda, Iman Issa, Hassan Khan, Rosalind Nashashibi, Shahryar Nashat, Ahmet Ögüt, and The Atlas Group reveal the weight of diverse histories in defining the current moment - whether manifest in the form of national myth, ritual, architecture, or pop culture. In the end, these are not static narratives; they are dynamic, promiscuous, enigmatic.


Ziad Antar - WA
Shahryrar Nashat - The Regulating Line
Rosalind Nashashibi - University Library
Yael Bartana - Kings of the Hill
Iman Issa - Making Places
Hassan Khan - Kompressor
The Atlas Group - Miraculous beginnings and No, illness is neither here nor there
Ahmet Ögüt - Cut it Out
Haris Epaminonda - Tarahi II

Negar Azimi is Senior Editor at Bidoun magazine.

------------------------------- also welcomes submissions. Each piece of work is judged on its own merit rather than on name or history of the artist. In this way, exhibits the known and unknown artist side by side. The only criteria is that the works should be around 3 minutes.

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Image: Ziad Antar, WA, 2004. Courtesy the artist.
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