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Exhibition: Tarjama/Translation at the Queens Museum of Art in New York

May 10- September 27, 2009
Opening Reception, May 10, 5-8 pm

Mitra Tabrizian, Predator (video still), 2004, film.

Gulsun Karamustafa, The City of Panther Fashion (video still), 2007, film, 13 mins.

Yelena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev, from Kasakhstan, Blue Period series, 2002-2005, color photos, 20 x 30 inches.

Reshuffling the pertinence of geographical boundaries through the multivalent practices of translation, this unprecedented exhibition features artists from the Middle East, Central Asia and its diasporas. The exhibition examines the different ways with which artists engage with people, objects, images, and ideas traveling across geographic spaces, media forms, histories, and personal contexts. Encompassing a variety of media and artistic strategies, Tarjama/Translation treats the multiple processes of translation as dynamic and complex, from linguistic and textual maneuvers, to the transformation of consciousness engendered by the increasingly globalized world.

Featured Artists
Ayad Alkadhi, Iraq, b. 1972
Nazgol Ansarinia, Iran, b. 1979
Hamdi Attia, Egypt, b. 1964
Lara Baladi, Egypt, b. 1969
Yto Barrada, Morocco, b. 1971
Esra Ersen, Turkey, b. 1970
Khaled Hafez, Egypt, b. 1963
Emily Jacir, Palestine, b. 1970
Pouran Jinchi, Iran, b. 1959
John Jurayj, USA, b. 1968
Gülsün Karamustafa, Turkey, b. 1946
Bouchra Khalili, Morocco, b. 1975
Almagul Menlibayeva, Kazakhstan, b.1969
Farhad Moshiri, Iran, b. 1963
Rabih Mroué, Lebanon, b. 1967
Rahraw Omarzad, Afghanistan, b. 1964
Khalil Rabah, Palestine, b. 1961
Khaled Ramadan, Lebanon, b. 1964
Michael Rakowitz, USA, b. 1973
Solmaz Shahbazi, Iran, b. 1971
Wael Shawky, Egypt, b. 1971
Mitra Tabrizian, Iran
Alexander Ugay, Kazakhstan, b. 1978
Sharif Waked, Israel/Palestine, b. 1964
Dilek Winchester, Turkey, b. 1974
Yelena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev,
Kazakhstan, b. 1959 & 1959
Akram Zaatari, Lebanon, b. 1966

Tarjama/Translation is organized by ArteEast, and curated by Leeza Ahmady and Iftikhar Dadi, with assistant curator Reem Fadda.

Major support for Tarjama/Translation has been provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts and the A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Opening Reception: May 10, 2009 5-8pm

In Conjunction with Asian Contemporary Art Week, (ACAW)

With satellite programs at Asia Society and Chelsea Art Museum

Asia Society Screening, May 17
Queens Arts Express Day, June 7
Chelsea Art Museum Screening, June 11

Please visit or for public programs including film screenings, panel discussions and lectures in outside locations including the Asia Society and Chelsea Art Museum.

... Payvand News - 4/23/09 ... --

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