The show is part of larger series Attempts to Read the World (Differently): Three Exhibitions in Five Acts, of which artists Max de Waard and Jean Katambayi Mukendi are also participants. Over the course of the three show, the space will
Al Qadiri’s work in particular will focus on oil drilling and how the practice is “symbolic for the renewed, yet already precarious, future of the Middle East,” which is something the artist discussed at length with aqnb and Video in Common in a two-part video editorial series called Portraits of the End of he World in 2015. Looking at past, present and future imaginings, the exhibition will explore the realities and metaphors associated with this changing industry.
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