Vor einem Sandhügel liegt ein sandfarbenes Feld in welchem auf drei Sprachen Standsturm geschrieben steht
© Eli Bensusan

Sandsturm – And Then There Was Dust

Sand is everywhere. It slowly but surely covers everything and brings human activity in public spaces to a standstill. Sandstorms — one manifestation of the many ecological processes of the Mesopotamian region — are addressed in this intermedial and transnational exhibition dialogue between seven artists and collectives from Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. At the same time, the exhibition is an expression of social-activist aspirations and ecological interactions of these countries’ human and non-human actors. The selected works were site-specific pieces developed in their respective regions after 2017 in close collaboration with local communities. A realistic reflection of changes to ecological systems wrought by human intervention and the resulting consequences was foregrounded during the development process. What are the consequences for human and non-human actors and what do the new realities of the changed landscapes look like?

An exhibition in the framework of the festival “Studio Bosporus”

Curated by Sarah Maske

Participating artists

Ausstellungsansicht Ausstellungsansicht Detailaufnahme der Fotoarbeit von Sinem Disli Eine Fotoarbeit von Sinem Disli und eine Installation von Ayat Najafi Detailaufnahme der Installtion Ausstellungseröffnung, Blick in die Ausstellung Installationsanicht Eröffnungsabend der Ausstellung Sandsturm Blick in die Ausstellung Vor einem Sandhügel liegt ein sandfarbenes Feld in welchem auf drei Sprachen Standsturm geschrieben steht

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