The exhbition BITCH OMEGA by SOPHIA Al-MARIA opens on 6 March (6:00–10:00 p.m.). Her first solo exhibition in Germany, brings together a selection of moving-image works concerning the writing and imaging of history and myth via our relationship to the camera and the screen. In her work, the Qatari-American artist explores forms of redress and revision, engaging with writing and drawing as a way of rejecting speechlessness and acknowledging untold histories and lives that have been suppressed, silenced, or have gone unwritten. Delving into the murky terrain of post-colonial identity, representation, and desire, the works featured in the exhibition reflect and resist the deeply ingrained forms of violence perpetuated by the imposition of narratives, the gaze or the camera, and the circulation of images in both a public and interior sphere.
On the same night the screening FILMS BY MOREHSHIN ALLAHYARI will open. Both is part of HORIZONTAL VERTIGO, a year-long program at the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION in Düsseldorf and Berlin, curated by Lisa Long.