July 18, 2018 – The National
“Sharjah Art Foundation’s latest show takes this moment of interlocking South East Asian-Middle Eastern history as its jumping off point. A Tripoli Agreement inaugurates a new partnership between the foundation and the Sharjah-based airline Air Arabia that consists of a curatorial residency and exhibition roughly pitched along the lines of travel and networks.
The Indian artist Prajakta Potnis explores the famous kitchen debate between then-vice-president Richard Nixon and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, held in a mock-up of an American kitchen of the future in 1959. The installation re-creates the chilling feel of that time, where even domestic space was not safe from geopolitical threat. A cauliflower in the oven seems, memorably, almost deformed by nuclear radiation…”