FINISSAGE
mit Rheim Alkadhi, Natascha Sadr Haghighian und Haytham El-Wardany
Sat 14 December, 7—10 p.m.

 

7 p.m.
Majnoon Field Samples
A reading and discussion of a gallery guide by Rheim Alkadhi

7.30 p.m.
Two Dark Patches
A reading and discussion of short story by Haytham El-Wardany that accompanies the exhibition “Majnoon Field” of Rheim Alkadhi at Temporary Gallery. The author will be present

8.30 p.m.
Artist talk by Natascha Sadr Haghighian
The artist will talk about her artistic practice and recent projects, including her contribution to the German Pavillon at the Venice Biennale this year.

All contributions in English.

Food and drinks will be served.

Rheim Alkadhi is an interdisciplinary artist working under volatile conditions and constantly moving between changing cultural and social contexts. She opens up highly diverse perspectives on borders, migration, gender, and intimacy in a very poetic manner, and leads to the questioning of visual habits. Alkadhi was born in New York, and has lived in Iraq and United States. A graduate of the University of California in Irvine and CalArts in Valencia, she received numerous fellowships and participated in many artist-in-residence programs.

Haytham el-Wardany is a writer and translator. His latest book, “The Book of Sleep” (Alkarma 2017, Cairo), reflects on the political and aesthetical potentialities of sleep and vigilance dialectics in the postrevolutionary moment. Forthcoming is a collection of short stories entitled “Irremediable”.

In place of her biographical note Natascha Sadr Haghighian wishes to draw readers’ attention to www.bioswop.net. On www.bioswop.net artists and other cultural practitioners can borrow exchange and compile CV's for various purposes. The site went on line in October 2004 and is a work in progress. The aim is to have more and more people exchanging their CV's for representational purposes like catalogues etc. The project is aiming for even more 'redundance' in that particular section of artist's production. Bioswop hopes to finally undermine the purpose of art CV's and resumes – or at least make them a bit more of an entertaining read.

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Rheim Alkadhi: Harvest of Flames, 2019
Photo: Christiane Schmidt