Postponed Paradise

Art-Lab Berlin is pleased to announce the opening of the project Warum lacht das Meer (Why is the Sea Laughing) with the first exhibiton, entitled “Postponed Paradise”

Opening: Saturday, 13 May, at 7 pm

Music performance by Jakob Stecker

Exhibition dates: 14 May – 28 May, Friday – Sunday 4 – 7 pm

Artists: Mohamad Badarne – Chaza Charafeddine – May Kassem

Curated by Charlotte Bank and Salah Saouli

Image: Chaza Charafeddine: Hannah Lielit, from the series Maidames (2017 – 2018)

The project “Warum lacht das Meer” takes its title from a song by the Egyptian singer Sheikh Imam, often described as “the voice of the people” due to his leftist, progressive leanings. The project presents works by contemporary artists who shed light on different aspects of labour and labour rights around the world.

Image: May Kassem: Joker (1998), still photo

The first exhibition, “Postponed Paradise” presents works that highlight the precarious working conditions of migrant workers in Lebanon, the Gulf Region and Nepal.

Image: Mohamad Badarne: Himalayan Air (2020)

The project “Warum lacht das Meer” is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and the program for basic support of the Senate for Culture and Europe  


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