Category Archives: Installation

Thoughts on Commemoration, Memorials and Historical Memory

Every year German television shows documentaries about the bombing of Dresden in February 1945. At a time when the German defeat was becoming clear, the indiscriminate killing of civilians, among them many internally displaced people stands out as a senseless … Continue reading

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Ambiguous Flowers: Imran Qureshi at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin

Just before leaving for Florence’s Villa Romana to take part in the “Pas de deux” project of Alya Sebti and Angelika Stepken (, I went to see Imran Qureshi’s exhibition at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin. Imran Qureshi is … Continue reading

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Visual Arts Festival Damascus: The Nomadic Experience

1st Stop: International Film Festival Rotterdam, January 30 – February 02 2012 The Visual Arts Festival Damascus was launched in 2010 with a program of exhibitions, screenings, multi-media performances, lectures and talks. The aim of the festival was to create … Continue reading

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