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SundayMar 03

Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme:

At Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

Sun, Mar 03 to Sun, Apr 07


EXHIBITION OPENING: We know what it is for, we who have used it
Curated by Suzy Halajian 

Opening night: March 2, 2019
Member Preview: 5:30-6pm
Curator and Artists in Conversation: 6-7pm
Reception: 7-9pm
Free and open to the public.

The clearing. We find ourselves in the wreck once again, and then again. A perpetual crisis leaves us suspended at ground zero. The potential to radically re-imagine the world, so palpable only a blink of an eye ago, now tastes bitter in our mouths. —Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, And yet my mask is powerful

We know what it is for, we who have used it is an exhibition by Palestinian artistic duo Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme. Extending out from their project, And yet my mask is powerful, the multi-media installation confronts the apocalyptic imaginary, violence, and erasure that dominates our contemporary moment. It takes Adrienne Rich’s poem of resistance and discovery, Diving into the Wreck (1971-72), as a script to the project. The text proposes heading into the past, into sites of disaster, as well as into one’s own personal history, in order to search for evidence of what can be salvaged.

EventBasel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme:
DateSunday, March 3, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, April 7, 2019 (All day)
LocationDisjecta Contemporary Art Center Map
Address8371 N Interstate Avenue, Portland
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