The pavilion will explore the Mediterranean in the context of migration and exile, by bringing forth photography and moving image works by artists from the region. It will combine the work of contemporary visual artists and documentary photographers to critically illustrate the on-going socio-political reality of this migratory route, while touching on hospitality and the tensions in guest-host relations arising from it.
The aim is to avoid attempting to illustrate any cultural, geographical or political definitions of the‘Mediterranean’ and instead explore ways to go beyond this geographic place, solely by discovering and investigating it through the participating artists’ works and points of view.
The exhibition showcases around fifteen artists, some of which will be selected from a pool of emerging photographers from the Arab region, in partnership with the Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP), a collaborative initiative by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), Magnum Foundation and the Prince Claus Fund.
At each stop, a blank canvas will be given to a local NGO dedicated to migration issues.
Catherine Cattaruzza, I Can’t Recall the Edges, 2016 – 2019
Amanda Abi Khalil is an independent curator who resides between Beirut, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro. Her curatorial projects focus on socially engaged artistic practices. She is the founder of TAP (Temporary Art Platform), a non-profit organization that envisions an alternative possible world by fostering social change through contemporary art.
Danielle Makhoul is an architect and independent curator based in London. She collaborates with architects,designers, curators and artists on the conception, development and execution ofmultidisciplinary projects, with an increased focus on cultural initiatives andpublications.