The Han Nefkens Foundation – Fundació Antoni Tàpies Video Art Production Award appraises the work of emerging artists aged 40 and under, who live in West or Central Asia and have established a solid trajectory but not yet received recognition by international art institutions. Shuruq Harb, the 2019 recipient of this award, will present The Jump, a single-channel video that reflects on the act of leaping, both literally and figuratively, through a conversation with a blind Palestinian woman who retells her experience paragliding from the Caucasus Mountains.
This new limited-edition video work will be exhibited at five institutions internationally over the course of 2020: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Manila, WIELS in Brussels; the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona; and Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. Harb was selected by an international jury, including NTU CCA Singapore’s Founding Director Ute Meta Bauer, for her capacity to generate knowledge out of a conflict-ridden lived reality. Her incisive filmmaking provides a critical reading of contemporary existence; a poetic reflection on image production and how this is used in conflict zones.
Venue: The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road
When: 11 Feb - 25 Mar 2020,