Books & more

Can We Rule It Out?
Book event
April 19, 2023 at 7:30pm
La maison de l’ours
1 Rue d’Orchampt
75018 Paris

Can We Rule It Out?
Book event
April 23, 2023 at 3pm
62 Rue des Commerçants
1000 Brussels

We are delighted to announce that our latest publication, Can We Rule It Out? Collective ideas for keeping sexual abuse out of art spaces, will be presented in Brussels and Paris this April. The events will include a presentation by book co-editor Mai Abu ElDahab in Paris, and by Mai and contributor Marnie Slater in Brussels. The book will be available for purchase at both events at a discounted rate.

Published in 2022, Can We Rule It Out? is a collection of texts, reflections, questions, and documents that invites readers, colleagues, and peer organizations to engage in difficult, and often fraught, discussions about sexual abuse in art spaces. It aims to contribute to the work that has already been done and to be a waypost toward what remains to be done. The book includes contributions by Adam HajYahia, Ahmed Medhat, Habiba Effat, Karim Kattan, Mai Abu ElDahab, Marina Samir, Marnie Slater, Naira Antoun, Nana Abuelsoud, Sahar Mandour, and Salma El Tarzi, with translations by Shahd Issawi, Solène Jabaud, and Yasmine Haj.

La maison de l’ours is a venue for contemporary art exhibitions and cultural events. rile* is a bookshop and project space for publication and performance.

We Have Always Known the Wind’s Direction, Inas Halabi, high-definition video, 2020. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Consortium Commissions

We are delighted to announce that Inas Halabi’s exhibition, After the Last Sky, will open at de Appel (Amsterdam) later this month, as part of the second edition of Mophradat’s Consortium Commissions 2020/2022.

Inas Halabi
After the Last Sky
Opening: March 31, 2023, from 6pm to 9pm
April 1 until June 4, 2023
de Appel

Following a first iteration at the Showroom in London in 2022, Inas Halabi’s exhibition After the Last Sky centers around the visible and invisible slow violence in the landscape. It invites questions about the ways in which violence is represented and perceived in the image, and whether we can trust images. The works address different regions mired in colonial violence, attempting to reveal how a landscape and soundscape reflect the dominant political power, as well as the struggle and resilience of the communities subjected to it. You can read more about Inas’ work and the exhibition at de Appel here.

Inas Halabi (b.1988, Palestine) is a visual artist and filmmaker. Her practice is concerned with how social and political forms of power are manifested and the impact that overlooked, or suppressed, histories have on contemporary life. She holds an MFA from Goldsmiths College in London (2014) and completed the De Ateliers artist residency in Amsterdam (2019). She lives and works between Palestine and the Netherlands.