Subcontracted Nations Exhibition
Subcontracted Nations is a group exhibition that questions differing concepts of nation. In these times, we are seeing major transformations in these concepts through rhetorical and political discourse across many corners of the globe.
The exhibition draws its title from the proliferation of the processes of sub-contracting found in our world today―whether it is the sub-contracting of health services, or the privatization of public resources including education. These processes have been instrumental in the fragmentation and compartmentalization of public services and the diminution of the role and obligations of the state.
Another question the exhibition will pose is how the different forms of neo-liberal orders in societies are being kept within socially and economically acceptable limits, in a manner considered optimal for preventing dissent and thus serving to maintain the delusion of social agency. The effects of these neo-liberal mechanisms have become intrinsically entrenched in the production of day-to-day relationships, from family to sexual relations, to the status of citizenship and the structure of politics. This imposition of neo-liberal mechanisms has contributed in numerous ways to the transformation of the individual through reformatory techniques, pre-designed lifestyles, dependency, and so forth.
Ahed Izhiman, Ahmad Hamed, Alexandra Sophia Handal, Amer Shomali, Amjad Ghannam, Awatef Roumiyeh, Bashar Hroub, Bashir Makhoul, Bisan Abu Eisheh, Claudio Beorchia, Dirar Kalash, Essa Grayeb, Gotfried Helnwein, Habib Asal, Hichem Driss, Eyad Issa, Jawad Al Malhi, Jonas Staal, Von Borkovsky, Jumana E. Aboud, Khaled Jarrar, Lara Baladi, Larissa Sansour, Lawrence Jordan, Majd Abdel Hamid, Majdal Nateel, Majdi Hadid, Manal Mahamid, May Odeh, Mirna Bamieh, Mohammad Abusal, Mohammad Joulani, Nabil Anani, Naeem Mohaiemen, Nida Sinnokrot, Noor Abed, Núria Güell, Ra’fat Assad, Rima Essa, Samira Badran, Sarah Beddington, Sliman Mansour, Susanne Bosch, Tareq Al Ghoussein, Tayseer Barakat Taysir Batniji, Teddy Cruz, Tom Bogaert, Uriel Orlow, Vera Tamari, Vladimir Tamari, Waseem Fouad, Yazan Khalili
IRWIN MTL, Ramallah Syndrome, The Convivialist Manefisto, Silent University.
Curator: Yazid Anani
Curator Assistant: Abed Al Rahman Shabaneh, Aline Khoury.
Duration: Monday-Thursday from 11:00 – 20:00