Discover Marwa Arsanios exploration of colonial and ecological violence and the alternative possibilities in grassroots community resistance in her latest exhibition Reverse Shot at The Mosaic Rooms London. The exhibition brings together a selection of works by the artist that study visibility and invisibility, space and temporality and the relationship between gender, ecology and colonial […]
Discover Marwa Arsanios’ fourth chapter of her ongoing film series Who is Afraid of Ideology? At documenta fifteen. The film departs from a collaborative project that is attempting to shift the status of a private land in the North of Lebanon to a common or a social waqf. The aim would be to advance the […]
We are pleased to announce that Marwa Arsanios will be participating in the 15th edition of Documenta. Ruangrupa, the appointed curatorial collective of the exhibition, has decided to adopt the concept of lumbung as the starting point for this exhibition. Lumbung, which directly translates as “rice barn”, refers to a communal building in rural Indonesia where a community’s harvest is […]
Marwa Arsanios will be presenting her expansive filmic quadrilogy Who is Afraid of Ideology ? at the CAC Cincinatti. This series of films taims to contrast frameworks of ownership, extraction, and accumulation, with ideas associated with feminism, collectivism, and grassroots revolt. The exhibition opens on September 17th, 2021 and will also host the world premiere of the last chapter of the […]
Discover the film How to Kill a Bear or Becoming Jamila by Marwa Arsanios as part of the exhibition Alger: Archipel des Libertés. The show brings together fifteen artists that reflect African struggles and recount iconic and little-known revolutionary trajectories from the continent. Alger: Archipel des Libertés opens on the 4th of June, 2021 at FRAC Centre Val de Loire.
Marwa Arsanios will present her works Resilient Weeds and Falling is not Collapsing, Falling is Extending in the group exhibition Garden State. The exhibition aims to spotlight wild margins from our super-monitored surroundings and examine the ‘garden methodologies’ of contemporary control systems. Garden State opens on May 1st 2021 at the Garage art center in Rotterdam.
Marwa Arsanios will participate in the group show Reclaiming Places at La Loge in Brussels opening May 1st, 2021. Reclaiming places tells the story of a changing world, and the claims of indigenous people to inhabit the space that surrounds them and that they are made of. The works presented are bound by joint environmental concerns and explore the notions of […]
Discover the works of Marwa Arsanios in the group exhibition Memory of Defence: Physical and Mental Architectures currently on view at the Es Baluard Museum. The goal of this exhibition is to open a debate about the compulsion to erect physical and mental architectural elements in order to justify political actions that augur protection. The show will be open until the […]
Marwa Arsanios’ video I’ve Heard Stories: Part 1 is part of the Spectrum Shorts programme of the the Rotterdam Film Festival. This film explores various ways to narrate an incident that once took place in the mythical Hotel Carlton. Against images of the deserted hotel today, the artist sketches situations that evoke the rumours once […]
In Who Is Afraid of Ideology? Marwa Arsanios visits three feminist projects, in the mountains of Kurdistan, in North Syria and in the Lebanon – regions scarred by war. Together with the activists, she thinks about our relationship to nature, the way associated knowledge is formed and about the right to defend oneself.
This evening invites us to reconsider space, plants, survival and ecology, exploring the intertwined ecological and human ramifications of climate change in the Middle East, particularly those felt by communities of women. ‘Who’s Afraid of Ideology’ by Marwa Arsanios explores the Kurdish women’s autonomist movement, travelling to a cooperative in the Bekaa Valley which has […]
The curatorial collective What, How & for Whom / WHW took over the artistic leadership of Kunsthalle Wien in June 2019. Their program starts with an international group exhibition featuring more than 30 artists and extending to all spaces of Kunsthalle Wien. The artists in the exhibition offer a critique of the harsh processes that […]