'Beasts'

Saeed Khalifa

10 Dec 2014 - 17 Jan 2015

Where is the line drawn between aesthetics and politics? While both remain concepts and structures of paramount importance, the aesthetic view postulates the sublime as a type of moral greatness which supersedes and overcomes the 'need' for politics. The complex political vocabulary of Modernity nevertheless, encompassing everything in between art and historical consciousness, film and activism, poetry and technological imagination, calls for an unmediated encounter between the stability of the sublime and the unpredictability of life.

In his first European solo, Emirati artist Saeed Khalifa explores the boundaries between the aesthetic view and a political posture, remaining confined to neither, and framing the possibility of a discourse beyond the horizon of the event.


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