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“But the curators’ insistence on centering underrepresented worldviews, stories, and art production is a sign of deep concern and respect for fellow human beings, a small antidote to the blind spots and injustices that plague the globe.”

Publication: “Collective Burdens: Making Room for ‘Others’ at Documenta Fifteen.” Texte zur Kunst (October 17, 2022).


Keywords:  art, contemporary, artists, Ali Eyal, Sajjad Abbas, Sarah Munaf, Bassim Al Shaker, Rijin Sahakian, ruangrupa, Documenta, Kassel, Germany, collectives, methodologies, practices, exhibitions, displays, exclusion, hegemonic, power, marginalization, minority, exotic, voyeurism, grief, discrimination, vandalism, harassment,  threats, Europe, non-West, Global South, underrepresented, diversity, inclusion, belonging, environment, oil, colonialism, US, American, invasion, occupation, Baghdad, Iraq, Southwest Asia, Arab, Muslim

Image: Ali Eyal, documenta fifteen, Nicolas Wefers