Staging the Nation
Performance creates a set of conditions in which the potential for transformation is possible', writes Barrak Alzaid. 'It does so by unhinging us from our reality and inviting us to occupy a temporary space in which we can imagine alternatives'. By investigating two instances of public theatre in Kuwait, Alzaid...
Can Artistic Practices Negotiate the Demands of Cultural Institutions, Public Space, and Civil Society?
A recent project led by Walid Raad attempted to draw attention to, and improve the treatment of, migrant workers on Saadiyat Island by Guggenheim and its Abu Dhabi partner, the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC). Tactics were initially conducted privately but when it was clear to those involved that...