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Exhibitions 2013

April 27–September 8, 2013
Cross-border
Contemporary Female Artists from the Arabian Mediterranean Region

An exhibition at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art
Opening: Fri, April 26, 2013, 7 p.m., ZKM/HfG, Atrium 3

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Over the course of the “Arab Spring” the region to the south of the Mediterranean is undergoing a state of transformation, the events of which are followed in Europe with great interest, but also with hope and skepticism. With respect to content, the focus of the exhibition “Cross-border” is on artist’s critical investigation of various thematic aspects of the concept of borders, the attitudes and approaches to borders and strategies of overcoming them. Questions emerge within the context of the exhibition, which adopt a clear position to this issue and elaborate a range of solutions, which treat regionally specific, political or cultural aspects.

The eighteen artists whose works are represented in the exhibition are globally networked. Several of them have spent many years abroad, a number of them currently in foreign countries or else commute between different countries. The exhibition offers a differentiated perspective on the region through the works of the artists, which invite viewers to reevaluate biased perspectives and misinterpretations.

Artists: Arwa Abouon, Lara Baladi, Anna Boghiguian, Yto Barrada, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Diana El Jeiroudi, Rana ElNemr, Reem Ghazzi, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hefuna, Emily Jacir, Amal Kenawy, Bouchra Khalili, Diala Khasawnih, Randa Mirza, Faten Rouissi, Mouna Jemal Siala, Oraib Toukan

Curator: Elisabeth Klotz


Media Partner: Nafas art magazine
Cooperation Partners:
Kulturfestival Frauenperspektiven [Cultural Festival "Women’s Perspectives"], Karlsruhe
Goethe-Institut Egypt
Goethe-Institut Tunisia
German-Egyptian /-Tunisian Transformation Partnership
Supported by the Federal Foreign Office



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photos:
1. Faten Rouissi: "Art dans la rue – Art dans le quartier", 2011–2013, Performance with car wreck, © Faten Rouissi 2. Susan Hefuna: "Silence Forever", © Susan Hefuna, photo: Graham Waite
3. Arwa Abouon: "Abouon Mama", 2004, © Arwa Abouon
4. Amal Kenawy: Film still from "Silence of the Sheep", 2009, Courtesy and © The Amal Kenawy Estate
5. Mona Hatoum: "Bourj II [Turm II]", 2011, © Mona Hatoum, Courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, photo: def image

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