Emily Jacir La Mia Mappa, vue d’installation | installation view, Alexander and Bonin, New York, 2018.
Photo : Joerg Lohse, © Emily Jacir, permission de | courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York

How do we continue to exist? This is a question raised by Guy Mannes-Abbott in his chapter on the oeuvre of Emily Jacir for Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East (2015). For artists and people who live and work in conflict zones, there is a complex relationship between survival and methodology that results in imaginative and generative cultural production, in spite of oppressive conditions. Arguably, this question — of methods and resilience — speaks directly to Jacir’s artistic practice, which challenges and investigates dominant forms of power.

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