Basel Abbas + Ruanne Abou-Rahme: And yet my mask is powerful

Basel Abbas + Ruanne Abou-Rahme: And yet my mask is powerful

The exhibition has two parts. Part 1 is a video and sound installation. The camera follows a group of young people on a springtime walk through the ruins of a destroyed Palestinian village in Israel. We see them uncover masks, try them on, and descend into a cave. Staging new rituals of recuperation and discovery, their movements are framed by text the artists edited from Adrienne Rich’s award-winning poem Diving into the Wreck (1972). Transposed in English and Arabic, the text forgoes metaphors—seeking not the story of the wreck, but the wreck itself—and searches for what can possibly be retrieved from such a disastrous site. Rich’s feminist screed describes a solitary figure who draws on existing structures yet embarks alone toward a society without domination. Abbas and Abou-Rahme repurpose her words to question colonial legacies and occupation. Part II resembles a scholarly study or museum storage encompassing both prehistoric time and the digital future. Neolithic limestone masks excavated near the Dead Sea and in the West Bank in the 1980s are “hacked” and reproduced using 3D technology. Printed images overlap with one another against deep blue walls while masks are unpacked, notations taken, plant specimens collected. The installation appears like a brain, inviting visitors to draw connections and peer into the artists’ multi-layered research process. Curator: Amy L. Powell, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Krannert Art Museum exhibitions are made possible in part by a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. And yet my mask is powerful is presented in collaboration with Asian American Studies and the Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies. Paid in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee. This event is free and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information. The exhibition is on view during normal museum hours, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and until 9 p.m. on Thursdays when classes are in session.

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Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Jul 14 2018 .
01/25/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
01/26/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
01/27/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Event Information
Location: 
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive
City: 
Champaign
For More Information
Event Phone: 
217-333-1861
Web Site: 
http://www.kam.illinois.edu
Email Address: 
kam@illinois.edu