‘Achievements in Retrospective’

GCC @ MoMa PS1, Mar 23 – May 25

21 March 2014

Gulf art collective GCC is presenting the fifth installment of a series of group exhibitions, this one called Achievements in Retrospective at New York’s MoMA PS1, opening March 23 and running May 25.

Having already hit London and Berlin, with Achievements in Swiss Summit and Ceremonial Achievements, the work of the nine-strong group of artists from across the Gulf have been parodying the farce of global politics-as-PR campaign by mimicking and exposing the aimless bureaucracy of the international summit.

The accompanying blurb on the MoMA website is the first to refer to the group’s conceptual core in a press release, referencing the “ministerial language and celebratory rituals” of the global conference that so often alludes to nothing much at all.

GCC features Gulf artists based across the Middle East, US, UK and South East Asia, including Nanu Al-Hamad, Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Aziz Al Qatami, Barrak Alzaid and Amal Khalaf, as well as Fatima and Monira Al Qadiri, Sophia Al Maria and Khalid Al Gharaballi.

Read a review of GCC’s Ceremonial Achievements and see the MoMA website for details. **

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