Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

July-October 2010

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Tarjama Translation Curatorial Essay

Tarjama Translation

Co-curated with Iftikhar Dadi and assistant curated with Reem Fadda, Tarjama/Translation is a groundbreaking exhibition that features the works of 28 artists who explore processes of cultural and artistic translation from different angles. Included in the theme is how multiple identities and affiliations are created and challenged, how people and places are connected through economics or politics, how different histories and traditions (including artistic) are interpreted, and the relationship between languages, images, and texts from different sources.
Artists: Ayad Alkadhi, Nazgol Ansarinia, Hamdi Attia, Lara Baladi, Yto Barrada, Esra Ersen, Khaled Hafez, Emily Jacir, Pouran Jinchi, John Jurayj, G¸«äls¸«än Karamustafa, Bouchra Khalili, Almagul Menlibayeva, Farhad Moshiri, Rabih Mroue, Rahraw Omarzad, Michael Rakowitz, Khalil Rabah, Khaled Ramadan, Solmaz Shahbazi, Wael Shawky, Mitra Tabrizian, Alexander Ugay, Sharif Waked, Dilek Winchester, Yelena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev and Akram Zaatari.

Works & Installation Views

Akram Zaatari
<br>Still from <em>In this House</em>, 2005, Video, 30 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Alexander Ugay
<br>Still from <em>Cosmic Uncertainty</em>, 2003, Video, 4:31 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Roman Maskalev
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Alexander Ugay
<br>Still from <em>Cosmic Uncertainty</em>, 2003, Video, 4:31 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Roman Maskalev
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Ayad Alkhadi
<br><em>"I am Baghdad" Series, Nos. 11 and 12</em>, 2008/9, Charcoal and acrylic on Arabic newspaper on canvas, Each panel 48 x 48 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Ayad Alkhadi
<br><em>If Words Could Kill</em>, From <em>Al Ghareeb</em> Series, 2006
<br>Photo collage, acrylic, ink and pencil on canvas, 72 x 24 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist.  Photograph by Scott Gurst
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Bouchra Khalil
<br><em>Mapping Journey 1, Mapping Journey 2</em>, 2008, Video, color and sound, 4:30 minutes and 3 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Bouchra Khalil
<br><em>Mapping Journey 1, Mapping Journey 2</em>, 2008, Video, color and sound, 4:30 minutes and 3 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Bouchra Khalil
<br><em>Mapping Journey 1, Mapping Journey 2</em>, 2008. Video, color and sound, 4:30 minutes and 3 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Dilek Winchester
<br><em>On Reading and Writing: 3 First Turkish Novels</em>, 2007, Paper, cardboard, mixed media
<br>Courtesy of the artist and ARS AEVI, Museum/Centre of Contemporary Art Sarajevo
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Dilek Winchester
<br><em>On Reading and Writing: 3 First Turkish Novels</em>, 2007, Paper, cardboard, mixed media
<br>Courtesy of the artist and ARS AEVI, Museum/Centre of Contemporary Art Sarajevo
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Emily Jacir
<br><em>TRANSLATE ALLAH</em>, 2003, <br>Billboard, <br>107 x 236 inches
<br>Produced by the A.M. Qattan Foundation
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Alexander and Bonin Gallery, New York, USA
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Esra Esren
<br>Stills from <em>I am Turkish, I am Honest, I am Diligent...</em> 2002, Video Installation, DVD Pal, Mini DV 21'28", sound
<br>Developed for Kwangju Biennial Korea
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Esra Esren
<br>Stills from <em>I am Turkish, I am Honest, I am Diligent...</em> 2002, Video Installation, DVD Pal, Mini DV 21'28", sound
<br>Developed for Kwangju Biennial Korea
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Farhad Moshiri
<br><em>Chocline</em>, 2007, Installation of 130 acrylic pastries, 7 x 4.5 feet
<br>Courtesy of Josh Fink
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Gulsun Karamustafa
<br>Video stills from <em>The City and Secret Panther Fashion</em>, 2007, DVD, Projection, 13 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Gulsun Karamustafa
<br>Video stills from <em>The City and Secret Panther Fashion</em>, 2007, DVD, Projection, 13 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Gulsun Karamustafa
<br>Video stills from <em>The City and Secret Panther Fashion</em>, 2007, DVD, Projection, 13 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Hamdi Attia
<br><em>Two Performances.Ram</em>, 2006/7, Assemblage of images, text, video and audio clips, 11 minutes (5 min, 6 min)
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Al-Masar Gallery, Cairo
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Hamdi Attia
<br><em>Two Performances.Ram</em>, 2006/7, Assemblage of images, text, video and audio clips, 11 minutes (5 min, 6 min)
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Al-Masar Gallery, Cairo
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Hamdi Attia
<br><em>Two Performances.Ram</em>, 2006/7, Assemblage of images, text, video and audio clips, 11 minutes (5 min, 6 min)
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Al-Masar Gallery, Cairo
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Hamdi Attia
<br><em>Two Performances.Ram</em>, 2006/7, Assemblage of images, text, video and audio clips, 11 minutes (5 min, 6 min)
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Al-Masar Gallery, Cairo
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John Jurayj
<br><em>Untitled (Night Sky of Beirut, #1)</em>, 2009, Oil on linen, 74 x 84 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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John Jurayj
<br><em>Untitled (Marine Barracks 1983, #4)</em>, 2008, Oil on linen, 74 x 84 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Khaled Hafez
<br>Video stills from <em>Revolutions</em>, 2006, Single-channel video
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Khaled Hafez
<br>Video stills from <em>Revolutions</em>, 2006, Single-channel video
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Khaled Hafez
<br>Video stills from <em>Revolutions</em>, 2006, Single-channel video
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Khaled Hafez
<br>Video stills from <em>Revolutions</em>, 2006, Single-channel video
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Khaled Ramadan
<br><em>Comrade Alfredo Neri</em>, 2005, Video, 22 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Khalil Rabah
<br><em>The United States of Palestine Times</em>, 2008, Newsprint, ink, 22 x 15 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Khalil Rabah
<br><em>The United States of Palestine Times</em>, 2008, Newsprint, ink, 22 x 15 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Khalil Rabah
<br><em>The United States of Palestine Times</em>, 2008, Newsprint, ink, 22 x 15 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Lara Baladi
<br><em>Sandouk el Dounia</em>, 2001 (Tapestry made in 2008), Woven tapestry from collage of 10 x 15 cm color photographic prints, 650 x 790 cm
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Almagul Menlibayeva
<br>Video stills from <em>Queens</em>, 2009, HD video, PAL, sound, colour, single screen
<br>Commissioned by Queens Museum of Art
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
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Almagul Menlibayeva
<br>Video stills from <em>Queens</em>, 2009, HD video, PAL, sound, colour, single screen
<br>Commissioned by Queens Museum of Art
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
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Almagul Menlibayeva
<br>Video stills from <em>Queens</em>, 2009, HD video, PAL, sound, colour, single screen
<br>Commissioned by Queens Museum of Art
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
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Michael Rakowitz
<br>Photographs from Video <em>Return</em>, 2007, DVD
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects
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Mitra Tabrizian
<br>Stills from <em>The Predator</em>, 2004, DVD film, 26 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Julian Burgin
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Mitra Tabrizian
<br>Stills from <em>The Predator</em>, 2004, DVD film, 26 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Julian Burgin
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Mitra Tabrizian
<br>Stills from <em>The Predator</em>, 2004, DVD film, 26 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Julian Burgin
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Pouran Jinchi
<br><em>Alef Series</em> (16 Pieces), Elmer's glue, ink, varnish on canvas, 5 x 5 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Art Projects International (API), New York
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Pouran Jinchi
<br><em>Alef Series</em> (16 Pieces), Elmer's glue, ink, varnish on canvas, 5 x 5 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Art Projects International (API), New York
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Pouran Jinchi
<br><em>Alef Series</em> (16 Pieces), Elmer's glue, ink, varnish on canvas, 5 x 5 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Art Projects International (API), New York
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Pouran Jinchi
<br><em>Alef Series</em> (16 Pieces), Elmer's glue, ink, varnish on canvas, 5 x 5 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Art Projects International (API), New York
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Pouran Jinchi
<br><em>Tajvid Red</em> (Detail), 2009, Ink on paper, 156 x 53 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Art Projects International (API), New York
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Pouran Jinchi
<br><em>Tajvid Red</em> (Detail), 2009, Ink on paper, 156 x 53 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Art Projects International (API), New York
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Rabih Mroue
<br>Sills from <em>Face A/Face B</em>, 2002, Video, color, 10 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Sfeir-Semler
<br>Production: Cine Poeme
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Rabih Mroue
<br>Sills from <em>Face A/Face B</em>, 2002, Video, color, 10 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Sfeir-Semler
<br>Production: Cine Poeme
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Rabih Mroue
<br>Sills from <em>Face A/Face B</em>, 2002, Video, color, 10 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Sfeir-Semler
<br>Production: Cine Poeme
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Rahraw Omarzad
<br>Still from <em>Sympathy</em>, 2004/5, Video
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA)
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Rahraw Omarzad
<br>Still from <em>Circle</em>, 2004/5, Video
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA)
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Rahraw Omarzad
<br>Still from <em>Closed Door</em>, 2004/5, Video
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA)
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Rahraw Omarzad
<br>Still from <em>From the World of Darkness</em>, 2004/5, Video
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA)
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Rahraw Omarzad
<br>Still from <em>Re-Opening</em>, 2004/5, Video
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA)
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Rahraw Omarzad
<br>Still from <em>Re-Opening</em>, 2004/5, Video
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA)
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Rahraw Omarzad
<br>Still from <em>Sympathy</em>, 2004/5, Video
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA)
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Sharif Waked
<br><em>Get Out of Here</em>, 2009, Stencil on wall, 148 x 252 inches
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Solmaz Shahbazi
<br>Stills from <em>Persepolis</em>, 2005, Single-channel video, Projection, 17 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Alexander Ugay
<br>Still from <em>Bastion</em>, 2007. Video, 5 Minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artists
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Yelena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev
<br><em>Kazakhstan. Blue Period.</em> 2002-2005, Color photographs
<br>Courtesy of the artists
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Yelena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev
<br><em>Kazakhstan. Blue Period.</em> 2002-2005, Color photographs
<br>Courtesy of the artists
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Yelena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev
<br><em>Kazakhstan. Blue Period.</em> 2002-2005, Color photographs
<br>Courtesy of the artists
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Yelena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev
<br><em>Kazakhstan. Blue Period.</em> 2002-2005, Color photographs
<br>Courtesy of the artists
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Yelena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev
<br><em>Kazakhstan. Blue Period.</em> 2002-2005, Color photographs
<br>Courtesy of the artists
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Wael Shawky
<br>Video stills from <em>The Cave</em> (Amsterdam version), 2005, Video (Color, sound), 12:45 minute, loop
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Wael Shawky
<br>Video stills from <em>The Cave</em> (Amsterdam version), 2005, Video (Color, sound), 12:45 minute, loop
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Yto Barrada
<br>Stills from <em>The Magician</em>, 2003, Video, Color, sound, 18 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Yto Barrada
<br>Stills from <em>The Magician</em>, 2003, Video, Color, sound, 18 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Yto Barrada
<br>Stills from <em>The Magician</em>, 2003, Video, Color, sound, 18 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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Yto Barrada
<br>Stills from <em>The Magician</em>, 2003, Video, Color, sound, 18 minutes
<br>Courtesy of the artist
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<center>Dilek Winchester
<br><em>On Reading and Writing: 3 First Turkish Novels</em>, 2007, Paper, cardboard, mixed media
<br>Courtesy of the artist and ARS AEVI, Museum/Centre of Contemporary Art Sarajevo</center>
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<center>Dilek Winchester
<br><em>On Reading and Writing: 3 First Turkish Novels</em>, 2007, Paper, cardboard, mixed media
<br>Courtesy of the artist and ARS AEVI, Museum/Centre of Contemporary Art Sarajevo</center>
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<center>Nazgol Ansarinia
<br><em>NSS Book Series</em>, 2009, Printed paper bound with foil embossed cover, 21 x 29.7 x 2.5 cm
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Green Cardamom</center>
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<center>Nazgol Ansarinia
<br><em>NSS Book Series</em>, 2009, Printed paper bound with foil embossed cover, 21 x 29.7 x 2.5 cm
<br>Courtesy of the artist and Green Cardamom</center>
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