The Queens Museum of Art is currently hosting the traveling exhibition “Tarjama/Translation” (May 10-September 27, 2009), curated by Leeza Ahmady and Iftikhar Dadi, with Reem Fadda, Assistant Curator. The show includes work by Khalil Rabah and Sharif Waked.
Here is a bit from the exhibition guide:
…in the speed of our encounter with globalization, we are flooded with what contemporary Chilean philosopher Dario Salas calls ‘dead information’ – dead because the average person cannot possibly process the quantity and velocity of stimuli he or she encounters every day.
To translate is to render significance: the meaning and importance of something at hand…
The Curatorial Statement is available for download on the ArteEast website.
Image caption: Sharif Waked, “Tugra”
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