Understudies:
I, Myself Will Exhibit Nothing

23 October 21 – 9 January 22

 

Featuring Latifa al-Zayyat, Geta Brătescu, Moyra Davey, Amit Dutta, Haris Epaminonda & Daniel Gustav Cramer, Iman Issa, Olaf Nicolai, Sergei Parajanov, Mohammad Rabie, Walid Raad, and Valeska Soares, as well as a loan from Museum Rietberg: Kunst der Welt in Zurich

 

<p>Image: (right) Manbi, Nô mask of a young woman; Japan, Edo period, 18th century; (left) Deigan, Nô mask of a ghost of a middle aged women; Japan, Edo period, 18th century; Courtesy Museum Rietberg Zürich, Photo: Iman Issa</p>

Image: (right) Manbi, Nô mask of a young woman; Japan, Edo period, 18th century; (left) Deigan, Nô mask of a ghost of a middle aged women; Japan, Edo period, 18th century; Courtesy Museum Rietberg Zürich, Photo: Iman Issa

 

Understudies: I, Myself Will Exhibit Nothing is an exhibition curated by the artist Iman Issa (born in 1979, EG), whose work often takes the form of displays featuring multiple elements and where text plays a central role. Understudies: I, Myself Will Exhibit Nothing is Issa’s first opportunity to reflect on her artistic methodology through the prism of a group exhibition. In order to unfold this introspective venture, the exhibition brings together works by artists, writers, and filmmakers, who each create their own parameters and universes within their practice. Many of the selected works touch upon notions of illustration, portraiture, and self-narration.
 
Curator: Iman Issa

Assistant Curator: Léon Kruijswijk