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Nous

James Webb
Nous, 2015. Invitation image .

'Nous'

James Webb and Ninar Esber at Galerie Imane Fares
This exhibition by Ninar Esber and James Webb introduces different forms of disobedience that tend to thwart the systems of societal domination. The defiance these two artists address towards the underlying censorship within the moral and technological codes of our era of emergence proposes symbolic mutation as a possible means to resist these systems. Ninar Esber and James Webb both refer to an enlightened as well as fleeting vision of our behaviours, borrowing the theatrical form of the Ishtar Gate in one case, and diverting our mobile phones without our knowledge in the other. This proposition questions the transformation of the relations in which we exist, and therefore the question of resistance so aptly developed by Foucault : 'how is it possible to produce positive mutations in the global biopolitics of bodies and subjects? This question immediately implies major self-critical work, on the conditions of one’s own thinking process, on one’s relation to others, on the conditions and consequences of our own existence'.
Cecile Bourne Farell, September 18 2014

15 January - 14 March



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  • 'Nous'

    'Nous'

    James Webb and Ninar Esber

    at Galerie Imane Fares

    This exhibition by Ninar Esber and James Webb introduces different forms of disobedience that tend to thwart the systems of societal domination. The defiance these two artists address towards the underlying censorship within the moral and technologic

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  • 'Someone Else's Country'

    'Someone Else's Country'

    Jo Ractliffe

    at Peabody Essex Museum

    Photographer Jo Ractliffe (b. 1961) has spent the better part of the last decade photographing the effects of the prolonged civil war in Angola (1975-2002), both in the country itself and in her native South Africa. From the capital city of Luanda to

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  • 'Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive'

    'Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive'

    Santu Mofokeng, Andrew Putter, Pieter Hugo, Sabelo Mlangeni, Zanele Muholi, Candice Breitz and Zwelethu Mthethwa

    at The Walther Collection Project Space

    Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive A three-part exhibition series on photography from Southern Africa, Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive presents rarely before seen portraits, albums, cartes de visite, a

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