the 50th edition of our esteemed mono.klub series coincides with the release of mono.kultur #43, featuring Kuwaiti producer and artist Fatima Al Qadiri. We will celebrate the occasion with an exhibition, for one night only, of Al Qadiri’s series Bored 1997 at Between Bridges on 20 April 2017.
Bored dates from 1997, when Fatima Al Qadiri, age 16, photographed her younger sister Monira, 14, in their father’s ‘hunting room’ performing various male personas in his clothes. What could be seen as simple kids’ role play, also marks a point in time to trace back to one of the central thematic concerns of Fatima Al Qadiri: ‘Gender performativity has been a link between my past and future, and throughout my career. It’s not an arbitrary element, it’s integral to my art and even music practice.’ The series is published for the first time in print with mono.kultur #43, featuring an extensive interview with Fatima Al Qadiri.
As ever, we look forward to seeing you there.
PS. Fatima and Monira Al Qadiri will both be present.
FATIMA AL QADIRI
Fatima Al Qadiri:
20. April 2017 / 19h