last week’s launch of our new issue mono.kultur #43, featuring Kuwaiti producer and artist Fatima Al Qadiri, was so nice that we have to do it all again, this time in London. We will bring her series Bored 1997 to the walls of impossibly hip gallery space KK Outlet on Hoxton Square for two weeks, opening on Wednesday, May 03, at 19h.
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.
FATIMA AL QADIRI
Fatima Al Qadiri:
Oening: 03. May 2017 / 19h
Exhibition: 04 –15 May 2017
42 Hoxton Square
London N1 6PB