• Voice Over
  • 2020-10-20T00:00:00+02:00
  • 2021-03-21T23:59:59+01:00
  • The exhibition Voice Over shows a range of works that explore the political power and potential of the human voice. By guest curator Maayan Sheleff.

Participating artist: Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rhame, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Yusra Abo Kaf, Effi and Amir, Shilpa Gupta, Katarina Zdjelar, Domenico Mangano and Marieke van Rooy, Amir Yatziv

The exhibition Voice Over attempts to listen to exiled voices, as they resonate via art works from all over the world. From poetic sculptures and video essays, to participatory documentaries with displaced communities, the exhibition shows a range of works that explore the political power and potential of the human voice.

In recent years, extreme narratives of nationalism, xenophobia and isolationism surface around the world, resulting in individuals and communities not being heard. Some voices claim to be speaking for others, leaving no room for different narratives. Voice Over deals with physical exile, imposed as a form of control and categorization, but at its heart lays a less visible form of exile - the silencing of voices. As limitations on freedom of speech often go hand in hand with limitations on freedom of movement, the participating artists explore the possibilities of protesting against these forms of violence and marginalization. They examine the ability of the human voice to infiltrate borders and alter preconceptions.

The artists in Voice Over reflect on their role as political agents. Examining the reverberating sphere between speaking and silencing, they ask who gives voice to whom; how can we really listen, and is this enough?

Guest curator: Maayan Sheleff

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Header image: Video still, Places of articulations (Five Obstructions), Effi & Amir, 2020 ,video installation