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Bouchra Khalili / Stories within Stories

2021-10-16 to 2022-03-06

The speech act is central to the work of Bouchra Khalili. In front of her camera, members of minorities who are excluded from citizenry talk about their own experiences, about both historical and current events, about what they themselves have been involved in or what they have witnessed. The works in the exhibition Stories Within Stories encompass a diverse range of stories about citizenship, new forms of civic imagination, resistance, solidarity and collective emancipation.

In filmic practice the artist combines the many different micro-narratives with photographs, moving image, animations, and sounds, from multiple sources and eras, into a multifaceted whole. The exhibition also reflects her interest in grassroots’ media and how speech, typography, poetry and street theatre have amplified voices that would not otherwise be heard.

Bouchra Khalili (b. 1975, Casablanca, Morocco) is based in Berlin, Germany. Khalili has had solo exhibitions at MoMA, New York City; MACBA, Barcelona; Jeu de Paume, Paris, and Secession, Vienna. She is Professor and Head of Artistic Strategies studies at die Angewandte University, Vienna, and she is one of the founders of the Moroccan artist-run organisation La Cinémathèque de Tangier.

The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet.
With support from the Institut français de Suède.

Interview with Bouchra Khalili