March 12, 2022
Discover Bouchra Khalili’s video work 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘚𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺 at MGKSiegen’s latest exhibition After August Sander. The show combines the work of the world-famous German photographer with a contemporary perspective.
Khalili’s 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘚𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺 presents a group of Athenians that come together on the stage of a former factory to talk about Europe and their own homeland. It works as a portrait of three people from different social backgrounds who joined together to form a theater group called The Tempest Society. The title is homage to Al Assifa, a project by North African workers and French students who founded an ensemble in Paris in the 1970s to address issues such as racism and social inequality. The subjects discussed in the video link the concept of collective space with the question of Europe as a continent that may provide a home.
After August Sander is open until May 29, 2022. Don’t miss it!