Image: Hurricane

Opening Thursday, September 19th
Works by Elena Soterakis

Stand4 is happy to announce a solo exhibition of works by Elena Soterakis, curated by artist Tatiana Arocha.

Image: Arghavan Khosravi, Simurgh (The Muslim Ban Series)

Opening November 8th
Artifacts of Place
November 8, through December 15, 2019

Curated by Isabelle Garbani

What is place? What is nationality? Why do we define our identity with the country where we happen to be born? Why does a culture which we accidentally inherit, with its arbitrary sets of conventions and etiquette, become such an important part of who we are, to the point of drawing impenetrable borders, keeping “the others” away?

This exhibit looks at how artists celebrate, evaluate, and use their cultural heritage in their visual language, and examines how place and experience can shape cultural identity.

Women artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and the US were selected not only because their work deals with cultural issues, but also because of where they currently live: some live and work in the Middle East, others are part of the diaspora, some are second generation children of immigrants, living in America.

This exhibit explores how perceptions of culture can change through immigration, and how that experience can influence artistic choices. More importantly, the show is a celebration of culture, differences, and the arbitrariness of it all.

Featuring the works of Joyce Dallal, Dalia Baassiri, Mary Tuma, Daiffa Dessine,Arghavan Khosravi, Reem Bassous, Armita Raafat, Helen Zughaib and
Najah Zarbout

 

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