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Permanent Temporariness

£28.00

ISBN: 978-91-88031-70-9

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Art & Theory Publishing, 2018
Language: English

Since their first work , Stateless Nation, at the Venice Biennial in 2003, and throughout their more recent architectural interventions in refugee camps, the artistic practice of Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti has explored and acted within and against the condition of permanent temporariness that permeates contemporary forms of life. In their ambitious research- and project-based practice, art exhibitions are both sites of display and sites of action that spill over into other contexts: built architectural structures, the shaping of critical learning environments, interventions that challenge dominant collective narratives, the production of new political imaginations, the re-definition of words, and the formation of civic spaces.

This book is organised around fourteen concepts that activate seventeen different projects. Each project is the result of a larger process of collaboration and is accompanied by individual and collective texts as well as interviews that contextualise and expand the reach of every intervention. Published in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden.

Featuring texts by Sandi Hilal; Alessandro Petti, Maria Nadotti, Charles Esche, Robert Latham, Salwa Mikdadi, Eyal Weizman, Okwui Enwezor, Munir Fasheh, Grupo Contrafilé, Murad Odeh, and Rana Abughannam.

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