Alia Farid (1985) contemplates colonial histories, cultural rituals, and the social dimension of architecture. For her first institutional presentation in Switzerland, the Kuwaiti Puerto Rican artist crafts a monumental installation of new work, bringing disparate sites in relation to each other so as to imagine a transregionalism that belies national boundaries drawn on land.
Farid presents three bodies of new work: a series of monumental sculptures that impos- ingly stand, lined up, one after the other, in the main space, as well as a sound piece and a display of found textile harnesses to be encountered in the adjacent rooms. With a spareness that belies the complexity of the histories that she probes, the artist follows the trails of water as a political agent in the Arab region.
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