Khalid al Gharaballi

Potentially Yours, The Coming Community @ ARTSPACE, Nov 10-Dec 22

7 November 2016

The Potentially Yours, The Coming Community group exhibition is on at Auckland’s ARTSPACE, opening November 10 and running to December 22.

Curated by Tendai John Mutambu, the show explores alternative approaches to potential and brings together work by Newell Harry, Louise Menzies, Dan Nash, Fatima Al Qadiri & Khalid Al Gharaballi, Mika Rottenberg, Sorawit Songsataya and Martine Syms.

A resistance to the neoliberal narrative of self-optimisation, the work brings together a multi-directional approach to the subject of potential through “political ecologies, inhuman subjectivities, the archive, racialised temporalities and the chronopolitics of labour and leisure” and a focus on the ‘not-here-yet’ and ‘potent impotence’.

There will be an exhibition tour and floor talk on November 12 with the curator and artists Louise Menzies, Dan Nash and Sorawit Songsataya, as well as performance lecture ‘Misdirected Kiss’ by Martine Syms on November 22.

See the ARTSPACE website for details.**

Martine Syms, 'Notes on Gesture', (2015). HD Video. Courtesy the artist.
Martine Syms, ‘Notes on Gesture’, (2015). HD Video. Courtesy the artist.
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GCC talk @ Sharjah Art Foundation, Nov 8

7 November 2014

United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah Art Foundation celebrates the return of GCC with a solo exhibition that will commence with a talk with four GCC artists on November 8.

The collective, formed in the United Arab Emirates in 2013, returns to the Gulf to present existing work recontextualised to respond to the specific site in question, the Sharjah Art Foundation. The exhibition’s opening on November 8 brings a 6pm tour of the show, followed by a talk with four GCC artists – Khalid Al Gharaballi, Aziz Al Qatami, Barrak Alzaid and Amal Khalaf – facilitated by Reem Fadda, the associate curator of Middle Eastern Art at the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Once again tackling issues of culture and the collective’s particular response to such questions, the discussion explores not only the existence (and difficulties) of a collective itself, but also of one that mimics and recontextualise political coalitions through criticality and humour.

See the Sharjah Art Foundation event page for details. **

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‘Achievement in Swiss Summit’ @ Project Native Informant, Oct 18

18 October 2013

In furthering their efforts “to reinforce and serve Gulf and Artistic causes” the recently formed art collective GCC, will be celebrating their accomplishments made during their first meeting in Morscach, Switzerland. In a corporatised global tradition, with a government sanctioned edge, the group aims represent their “official Communiqué” as “a High Level Strategic Dialogue” for their Achievement in Swiss Summit at Mayfair’s Project Native Informant, opening October 18 and running, through Frieze week, to November 16.

Forged in 2013 and featuring Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Amal Khalaf, Aziz Al Qatami, Barrak Alzaid, Fatima Al Qadiri, Khalid al Gharaballi, Monira Al Qadiri, Nanu Al-Hamad and Sophia Al Maria, there’s no doubting the delegation’s efforts to reaffirm “their common desire to enhance and diversify these strong relations in the artistic field”.

See the Project Native Informant website for more details. **

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