The exhibition Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks was prompted by the unfinished social and political processes of the Arab revolutions and the reconfiguration of capitalism throughout the world. The title is borrowed from the revolutionary philosopher Frantz Fanon’s book Wretched of the Earth from 1961, which reflects on Algeria’s liberation from French colonial rule. The exhibition forays into interlaced subjects: the role of the middle classes in revolts across different geographies today, forms of neo-colonialism, counter-revolution and co-optation, as well as various strategies for countering oppression. Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks insists on the need for stubbornness and endurance in critical times, and on the power of images to mobilise ideas.
Artists: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Marwa Arsanios, Kianoush Ayari, Filipa César, Céline Condorelli, Alice Creischer, DAAR, Paul De Vree, Simone Fattal, Robert Filliou, Simohammed Fettaka, Karpo Godina, Sharon Hayes, Adelita Husni-Bey, Iman Issa, Sanja Iveković, Maryam Jafri, Rajkamal Kahlon, Anton Kannemeyer, Kayfa ta & Haytham El-Wardany, Runo Lagomarsino, Maha Maamoun, Jumana Manna, Azzeddine Meddour, Tom Nicholson, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Artavazd Peleshian, Marta Popivoda, Kerim Ragimov, C K Rajan, Alexander Rodchenko, Edgar Morin & Jean Rouch, Luc Tuymans, Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor.
Works from the M HKA collection by: Alice Creischer, Paul De Vree, Robert Filliou, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Kerim Ragimov, C K Rajan, Alexander Rodchenko, Luc Tuymans Curated by What, How and for Whom/WHW Meeting Points 7 is organised by Young Arab Theatre Fund/YATF as a series of exhibitions taking place from September 2013 to June 2014 in Zagreb, Antwerp, Hong Kong, Beirut, Cairo and Vienna.