An installation of FHL Director and ACT professor Azra Akšamija’s cultural fabrics project, Yarn-dez-vous, is featured this summer as part of the Kunsthalle Mulhouse’s summer exhibition, A World Not Ours, based on an idea by Paul Virilio and curated by Katerina Gregos.
The show includes works by:
Azra Akšamija (Bosnia/Herzegovina) / Taysir Batniji (Palestine) / Tanja Boukal (Austria) / Ninar Esber (Lebanon) / Aslan Gaisumov (Chechnya) / Mahdi Fleifel (UAE) / Stine Marie Jacobsen (Denmark) / Sven’t Jolle (Belgium) / Sallie Latch (USA) / Eleonore de Montesquiou (France) / Giorgos Moutafis (Greece) / Marina Naprushkina (Belarus) / Juice Rap News (Australia) / Somar Sallam (Syria/Algeria) / Mounira Al Solh (Lebanon) and others.
A World Not Ours focuses on the current refugee crisis and issues of forced displacement related to the war in Syria as well as other conflict zones. It also looks into how European citizens experience the migration crisis, and explores problems of the representation of suffering, the “ownership” of refugee images and who has the right to represent them. The exhibition includes a group of artists, photographers, filmmakers, and activists who mostly come from the Middle East or South-Eastern Europe, from countries that have experienced war, exodus, and perilousness first hand.