Opening 'Three Exhibitions in Five Acts: Monira Al Qadiri'

Saturday 7 January 2017, from 17 hrs
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
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In Attempts to Read the World (Differently): Three Exhibitions in Five Acts - three successive solo exhibitions and two public transformation periods - the artists Max de Waard, Monira Al Qadiri and Jean Katambayi Mukendi present proposals that breathe new life into the way we think about our ever-changing world. On Saturday 7 January there will be the festive opening of Act 3 featuring the work of Monira Al Qadiri.

When the present world is viewed through the lens of an imagined future, it can appear as an outlandish work of fiction. The drilling for oil takes center stage in Monira Al Qadiri's most recent works. The practice is symbolic for the renewed, yet already precarious, future of the Middle East. From the central cog in the workings of the economy Al Qadiri changes oil into a critical though fabulous metaphor for current developments, rewriting both the future and the history of the region.
Monira Al Qadiri is from Kuwait, received a Ph.D. in Inter Media Art in Japan and is currently resident artist at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Her films, installations and sculptures explore the relationship between religious and social identity, gender roles and the politics of the image. Al Qadiri has been involved in numerous international solo and group exhibitions and film screenings. Monira Al Qadiri is founding member of the art collective GCC, which has been recognized as one of the top emerging artists of 2016 by the prominent art blog (interview) 

      Saturday 07 Jan '17 from 17 hrs
      Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
      Entrance: free