January 17, 2009
It brings together the work of 14 artists, across a range of media and cultural contexts, to pose questions about permissible forms of artistic expression at a particular historical moment. Highlighting the persistence of certain values and beliefs and the seeping obsolescence of others, the exhibition compels us to consider what remains unseen, unspoken and unrepresented at a time when freedom of speech and democracy are invoked as universal values to which we can all subscribe. This accompanying publication designed by Åbäke reproduces a plethora of artists’ material in the style of a large-format, hardcovered newspaper. It also features new texts by curators Suzanne Cotter and Gilane Tawadros; interviews with exhibiting artists and contributions from poet Mourid Barghouti and Human Rights scholar Thomas Keenan.