SHARJAH ART FOUNDATION’S NEW SHOW IS A RICH CACOPHONY OF INTERLOCKING CULTURES – MELISSA GRONLUND

July 18, 2018 – The National

A still from Prajakta Potnis’s ‘the kitchen debate’ Sharjah Art Foundation

A still from Prajakta Potnis’s ‘the kitchen debate’ Sharjah Art Foundation

“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…”

SHARJAH ART FOUNDATION’S NEW SHOW IS A RICH CACOPHONY OF INTERLOCKING CULTURES – MELISSA GRONLUND

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