Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now, Part III

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Transgressions, the third and final installment in this series, showcases a mix of rarely screened, unknown works and a handful of classics from the Arab world, dating from the 1960s until now. The films, whose authors have used deeply subjective, personal, and novel artistic approaches, incorporate themes of gender, sexuality, repression, and radical political events. The program aims to highlight kinship and connections in sensibilities and artistry, and imagine a conversation between films from different countries and times. Works selected hail from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia. The works—on film and video, short and feature length, documentary and fiction—reflect a diversity and richness of voices and of imaginative visual languages, sparking a dialogue with the visiting directors. The exhibition is organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, and Rasha Salti, Independent Curator. Presented in association with ArteEast, New York.

The exhibition is supported by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.