Göteborg Biennale (2007)
Exhibition Venues: Röda Sten, Göteborg Konsthall, Röhsska museet, Gamla posthuset and Galleri Kaustik.
Curators: Edi Muka and Joa Ljungberg
Participating artists: Adel Abidin, AES+F, Jane Alexander, Catti Brandelius, Tania Bruguera, Ezequiel Suárez & Yalí Romagoza, Democracia, Jenny Grönvall, Maria Heimer Åkerlund, Thomas Hirschhorn, Mats Hjelm, Pål Hollender, Jenny Holzer, Lamia Joreige, Marianne Lindberg de Geer & Jan Alvermark, Otto Karvonen, Armando Lulaj, Mandana, Moghaddam, Melik Ohanian, Mario Rizzi, Joanna Rytel, Anri Sala, Fia-Stina Sandlund, Santiago Sierra, Sislej Xhafa, Hendrik Zeitler, Johan Zetterquist and Ola Åstrand.
Objects of War (1999 – Ongoing)
‘Objects of War’ is a series of testimonials on the Lebanese war. Each person chooses an object, ordinary or unusual, which serves as a starting point for his / her story. These testimonials while helping to create a collective memory, also show the impossibility of telling a single History of this war. Only fragments of this History are recounted here, held as truth by those expressing them.
In Objects of War, the aim is not to reveal a truth but rather to gather and confront many diverse versions and discourses on the subject.
Objects of War was first shown in 2000, assembling the testimonials of eleven persons. It continued in 2003 with Objects of War n°2, recording seven additional testimonials. This time however, and since then, the recorded material is left unedited, shown in its integrality. The work of collecting and assembling these stories continued with Objects of War n°3 and n°4 (2006).