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Lawrence Abu Hamdan Knits Language to Power Related Press Lawrence Abu Hamdan Knits Language to Power 13 March 2020, Hyperallergic

"The Voice Before the Law" explores the ways in which linguistic uses and misuses are bound to legal systems.

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Turner Prize Nominees Consider the Injustices Brought About by Borders Related Press Turner Prize Nominees Consider the Injustices Brought About by Borders 14 November 2019, Hyperallergic

MARGATE, England — Every year the Turner Prize judges trawl through dozens of exhibitions around the world to find new and fresh voices in contemporary art. The four nominees are then presented in a group show, and part-way through a winner is announced and awarded the £25,000 (~$32,000) prize. If the Turner Prize tries to capture the...

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Nam June Paik today – part II Related Press Nam June Paik today – part II 18 October 2019, ArtReview

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge) How did you first encounter the work of Nam June Paik? Paik accosted us in Paris, on the rue de Seine, in front of his hotel, La Louisiane, during the open market. Then he ran up to his room and brought us back a catalogue of his current show.

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Turner Prize 2019 Review: The Roots of Our Political Crisis Go Far Beyond Brexit Related Press Turner Prize 2019 Review: The Roots of Our Political Crisis Go Far Beyond Brexit 27 September 2019, Frieze

All four artists nominated for this year's Turner Prize draw on political histories: some wide-ranging, others highly localized; one contained within the last decade, another drawing on a text from the early 15th century. With one subtle exception, none of them are directly exploring the themes that emerged after the electoral shocks of 2016...

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Earwitness Theatre Related Press Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Earwitness Theatre 1 August 2019, The Brooklyn Rail

We primacy vision: what we see, we take as truth. It may be cliché but clichés are colloquial truths, developed through relatable experiences that come to structure experience. When first drafting this review, I had begun: 'Imagine a silence...' but what is an image of silence? How can we even conceive of an image of an absent sense?

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TURNER PRIZE 2019 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED Related Press TURNER PRIZE 2019 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED 1 May 2019, Artforum

Tate Britain announced today the four artists who have been shortlisted for the 2019 Turner Prize: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani. The artists were nominated for works that investigate crime, explore social histories, and transport viewers to another time and place.

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The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale Related Press The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale 30 April 2019, The Art Newspaper

There are hundreds of exhibitions in Venice during the Biennale. Alongside the main exhibition in the Giardini and Arsenale, there are 90 national presentations, many in nearby pavilions in the Giardini and in spaces around the Arsenale, but also dotted throughout Venice. Then there are the official collateral exhibitions in museums and galleries...

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The Politics of Sound in a Prison Related Press The Politics of Sound in a Prison 17 March 2018, Hyperallergic

In the events that transpired during the Arab Spring of 2011, citizens of several Middle Eastern countries took to the streets to protest the oppressive regimes that their respective leaders forced generations of innocents to endure. One of these oppressors was Bashar Al-Assad, the President of Syria. Al-Assad took power in 2000, after running...

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Immersed in the Discrete Realities of the Sharjah Biennial Related Press Immersed in the Discrete Realities of the Sharjah Biennial 13 April 2017, Hyperallergic

'If the sky is full of stars, then somewhere there is another star, another sun, and around it, there must be other planets... with ground to stand on, water to drink, a breeze, a moon, a decent sea, a sunset poised on the horizon, a sunrise waiting to happen.' So goes a passage from the text of the performance The Necessity of Infinity by Raqs...

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Contour Biennale 8, 'Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium' Related Press Contour Biennale 8, 'Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium' 7 April 2017, art agenda

What could be more pertinent to today's helter-skelter mudslide into the political abyss than a reflection on the idea of justice? The eighth edition of the Contour Biennial is dedicated to this most noble of themes. Both thrilling and frustrating, the biennial offers vertiginous perspectives by artists and theorists, as well as the inevitable...

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