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Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme

Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, G3 8AW

13 February 2020

Thursday 13 February, 6–8pm

Artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme live and work between Ramallah and New York. They work together across a range of sound, image, text, installation and performance practices engaged in the intersections between performativity, political imaginaries, the body and virtuality. Across their works they probe a contemporary landscape marked by seemingly perpetual crisis and an endless ‘present’, one that is shaped by a politics of desire and disaster.

Abbas & Abbou-Rahme have exhibited and performed internationally at venues including Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; ICA, Philidelphia; Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Delfina Foundation, London. They have participated in the 12th Sharjah Biennale where they were awarded the Sharjah Biennial Prize in 2015; the 13th Istanbul Biennial; and the Qalandiya International, Ramallah. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘And Yet My Mask is Powerful', Kunstverein in Hamburg (2018).

The artists will present a selection of their recent film and installation work in conversation with Dr Dominic Paterson, Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow.

'Primers' are presented in collaboration with the University of Glasgow.