Menu11th GB 2016Monthly GatheringsForum and FellowsInfra-SchoolExhibition - The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)ArtistsAdam PendletonAde DarmawanAdelita Husni-BeyAgnieszka PolskaAhmet ÖğütAimée Zito LemaAlma Heikkilä, Cohesion, Hydrocarbons, Aspen, Search Engine, Language and the OthersAmalia PicaAndrew Norman WilsonAne GraffAne Hjort Guttu with Daisuke KosugiAnicka YiAnn LislegaardAnnie Lai Kuen Wan Anton VidokleApolonija Šušteršič with Dari BaeArseny ZhilyaevAyesha SultanaAzar AlsharifBabi BadalovBarbora Kleinhamplová with Tereza Stejskalová Bernd KraussBik Van der PolBona ParkCéline CondorelliChristian NyampetaChristopher Kulendran ThomasClaire BarclayCooperativa Cráter InvertidoDale HardingDavid MaljkovicDiogo EvangelistaDora GarciaDoug AshfordElena DamianiEmily RoysdonEyal WeizmanFahd BurkiFaivovich & Goldberg Fernando Garcia-DoryFlo KasearuGoldin+SennebyGunilla KlingbergHajra WaheedHito SteyerlIngela IhrmanInseon ParkIza TaraszewiczJasmina Metwaly & Philip RizkJeamin ChaJewyo Rhii with Jihyun JungJinghu LiJosé Léon CerrilloJoungmin YiJulia SarisetiatiKatie PatersonLawrence Abu HamdanLili Reynaud-DewarMariana SilvaMarie Kølbæk IversenMarie-Louise EkmanMatias FaldbakkenMetahavenMichael BeutlerMika TajimaMohammad SalemyMonir Shahroudy FarmanfarmaianMunem WasifNabuqiNadia BeleriqueNatascha Sadr Haghighian with Ashkan SepahvandNazgol AnsariniaNicholas ManganOsias YanovOtobong NkangaPauline Boudry and Renate LorenzPhilippe ParrenoPrajakta PotnisPratchaya PhinthongRana BegumRaqs Media CollectiveRuth BuchananSachiko KazamaSaskia Noor van ImhoffSeola KimSiren Eun Young JungSojung JunSuki Seokyeong KangSøren AndreasenTania Pérez CórdovaThe Otolith GroupTommy StøckelTrevor PaglenTromarama (Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans Maruli, Ruddy Hatumena)Tyler CoburnWalid RaadYu JiYun HuZhou TaoABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPRSTWYZ Hajra WaheedHajra Waheed’s (b. 1980, Calgary/Montréal) works take visitors both above and below ground. Untitled (Map) is a classified map of the largest offshore oil field in the world, located 265 kilometers north of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, where the artist spent her youth. The work is altered, folded, and elongated, suggesting a subterranean mountain range or an active pulse line at the heart of geopolitical warfare. Also on view are Still Against the Sky 1–3, three folded pages stippled with stars that convert the infinity of space into something pocketable, almost manageable. Waheed’s works are riddled with images and symbols she developed as a child and later honed living in the gated headquarters of Saudi Aramco, where documentation in/of public spaces was forbidden. Her distinct visual language makes its way into scrapbooks and collaged diaries that introduce us to an intimate world investigating conditions of isolation, rootlessness, secrecy, censorship, and travel restrictions against the backdrop of increasing regional conflict. Other inquiries that arise within Waheed’s practice include issues surrounding mass surveillance and covert power in the ongoing Drone Studies (2010–ongoing) and the continual unfurling of lost stories of displaced and disappeared persons in works such as The Anouchian Passport Portrait Series (2010–ongoing) and Sea Change (2011–ongoing). The latter, an ambitious multimedia work and visual novel, reveals the lives of nine characters over nine chapters – all of whom disappear while journeying by sea in the name of salvation, in search of a better life or a new one. Invariably, Waheed’s projects are like the revolving beam of a lighthouse, illuminating tidal waves from the permanent coming together and breaking apart of narratives and histories. MW self-presentation: Moonlight. How long does it take to reach us? -Just over a second. And sunlight? -8 minutes.