25 September - 5 October
Mounira Al Solh works across video, painting, collages, performance and a magazine that does not get distributed (Not Only Arabic magazine).
Al Solh touches upon the personal, the family, the socio-political and the religious in a not strictly realistic, but often humorist, fictional or even fantastical manner. Most recently, she has been working on language as in her solo “All Mother Tongues Are Difficult” held at Sfeir-Semler gallery in Beirut and in her collaborative initiative titled “noa language school” that she co-organises with Angela Serino.
The video ‘Now Eat My Script’ follows the transportation of a sacrificed lamb in the trunk of the car by the artist’s aunt as a starting point for a reflection on the exchange of goods and food between Syria and Lebanon. Raw meat, sacrificed animals and personal (fictive) information are producing the knowledge to respond to elements like trauma, the current situation in the Middle East and other fragmentary story lines from the (pregnant) and supposedly feminist scriptwriter. The text roams between cities and memories that cannot find a proper place and does not become proper fiction. The fluid, condensed story is one of contradicting, dissolving and collapsing contexts.
The artist resides in Beirut and Amsterdam and studied at the Lebanese University, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.
Mounira Al Solh’s work will be on display as part of the exhibition ‘the fluidity aspect’, which runs from the 25th of September until the 5th of October. Find more information about the exhibition here.