Artistic choice, violent omissions · Talk with Moad Musbahi and Enass Khansa

Moad Musbahi

Enass Khansa

September 4, 2019 8:30 pm

How artists choose to engage with the politics of creativity has been a concern very early on in arabic culture, through processes of selection, reproduction, and thus inclusion and exclusion. Ikhtiyār is a concept intimately tied to the creative process, a concept with many politically and historically rich facets; transmission, quotation, parody, reference, reuse, restoration, memory, conservation, copiousness.

The discussion will question the role of origin, authenticity, representation, and visibility in the work of ‘paper nor me_xxi’ and other examples, considering how ikhtiyār can still operate as a contemporary form of production – one with deep ethical obligations.