Ali Eyal, Where Does a Thought Go When It’s Forgotten? And.
Free with museum admission
Join us for a special weekend of performances and events to commence the opening celebration of Is it morning for you yet?, the 58th Carnegie International.
Artist Ali Eyal activates and expands on an installation of drawing and painting that explores the contemporary history of Iraq through personal reflection and depictions of the flora and fauna from the land once inhabited by his family. For this in-gallery performance, a protagonist reflects on the scent of a beautiful white flower, which has triggered nausea, thirst, fever, and memory loss. This performance is free with museum admission.
About the artist
Ali Eyal (b. 1994, The Forest, Small Farm) earned a diploma from the Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad (2015), and studied at the HWP/Home Workspace, Independent Study Program at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2016–17). His work explores the complex relationships between personal history, transitory memories, politics, and identity, using a variety of mediums, with a focus on drawing, transformed through other artistic modalities such as text, installation, photography, and video. His work has been exhibited at Home Works 8, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut; MoMA PS1, New York; Beirut Art Center; and Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, among other venues. Eyal’s video works have been included in exhibitions and festivals such as the Rencontres Internationales, Paris; VITRINE x Kino Screenings, London; Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah Art Foundation; and Cairo Video Festival, Medrar for Contemporary Art. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Fondation Fiminco, Paris.