Past Exhibition / Group Show

Snail Fever

June 22 - July 28, 2011

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Curated by Sara Mameni, this exhibition includes works by Abbas Akhavan, Fatima Al Qadiri and Khalid al Gharaballi, Ala Ebtekar, Haris Epaminonda, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Rayyane Tabet, Slavs and Tatars and Newsha Tavakolian.

This exhibition is about music - especially the kind that goes viral. The artists in the show think about music epidemically. They invoke musicians who never die or those who become alive only through death. They present the body of musicians in their absence, in their disembodiments and in their replacements with the curved neck of the gramophone or the magnetic cones of a boombox. They confront us with the fictionality of icons, projecting our own inadequate selves within it.  Music here is made visual, scaled into words and images, haunted by the specter of the voice.