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Sahar Khraibani

Sahar Khraibani is a writer, editor, and designer based in Brooklyn. She is interested in the intersection between language, visual production, and geopolitics. Her writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, TERSE Journal, and Bidayat Mag, among others. She currently serves as faculty at Pratt Institute.

Jennifer Bolande: The Composition of Decomposition

Now more than ever, we are faced with news that rapidly turns into history, having to instantly make sense of and adapt to the current state with which we are presented. Bolande’s decades-long practice probes this process as we experience the proliferation of online news outlets.

Sahar Khoury: Afterhours

Nestled in the smaller gallery of Canada’s newly inaugurated Tribeca space, Sahar Khoury’s solo show Afterhours presents sculptures that upon first encounter resemble screens, tapestries, and baskets. Khoury’s sculptures prioritize distortion over function and take pleasure in moments of material chaos. The layering in of personal mementos makes it so that the work can absorb the histories embedded in the discarded materials and reinvent them with new possibilities.

Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s

How do we study abstraction across different contexts, and what modes of analysis do we use?

Rayyane Tabet: Alien Property

In its new exhibition Rayyane Tabet: Alien Property, the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the circuitous route that ancient artifacts sometimes travel to wind up on display in a hallowed Western institution, if they aren’t first destroyed or lost.


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MAY 2020

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