Tarjama/Translation Opening

June 6, 2010 - filed under Exhibitions,Openings,Past Events   

TARJAMA/TRANSLATION: Contemporary Art from the Middle East, Central Asia & its Diasporas

Sharif Waked. Get Out of Here, 2009, Stencil on wall, 148 x 252 in. Courtesy of the artist


Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Cornell University

August 14 thru October 3, 2010

This groundbreaking exhibition, co-curated by Leeza Ahmady and Iftikhar Dadi, and assistant curated with Reem Fadda, was commissioned and organized by the New York non-profit art organization ArteEast, and initially exhibited at the Queens Museum of Art in Spring 2009.

Tarjama/Translation features the works of 28 Middle Eastern artists who explore processes of cultural and artistic translation from different angles.  Included in the theme is how multiple identities and affiliations are created and challenged, how people and places are connected through economics or politics, how different histories and traditions (including artistic) are interpreted, and the relationship between languages, images, and texts from different sources.

Gulsun Karamustafa. The City and Secret Panther Fashion, 2007, DVD, Projection, 13:00. Courtesy of the Artist


Ayad Alkadhi, Nazgol Ansarinia, Hamdi Attia, Lara Baladi, Yto Barrada, Esra Ersen, Khaled Hafez, Emily Jacir, Pouran Jinchi, John Jurayj, Gülsün Karamustafa, Bouchra Khalili, Almagul Menlibayeva, Farhad Moshiri, Rabih Mroue, Rahraw Omarzad, Michael Rakowitz, Khalil Rabah, Khaled Ramadan, Solmaz Shahbazi, Wael Shawky, Mitra Tabrizian, Alexander Ugay, Sharif Waked, Dilek Winchester, Yelena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev, Akram Zaatari

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Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Cornell University
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Ithaca, NY 14853