Told, Untold, Retold - English/Arabic version
Told, Untold, Retold - 23 Stories of Journeys through Time and Space
Centered around the theme of storytelling, Told | Untold | Retold features newly commissioned works by 23 artists with roots in the Arab world, ranging from painting, drawing, and sculpture, to photography, video, and mixed-media installations. Through a comparative analysis of these works, the curators highlight a process of constant transmigration, resulting in a diversity of cultural and aesthetic references, and they advance the notion of ‘Transmodernity’ as an alternative to the post-colonial paradigm of art theory. Of equal importance, they reflect on the artists’ recurrent usage of time as an integral compositional construct, expressed in a series of subversive confrontations indicative of the transient condition of our world.