Mostafa Heddaya

  • LEFT, RIGHT, INSIDE, OUT: ART AND COMPARISON

    SOMETIME IN JANUARY 2016, the Instagram profile known as “@whos____who” went live. Who is who? A big question, in general. Anonymous and prolific, the account places apparently similar images, usually of artworks, in comparative assemblies published as single posts. At minimum, these posts feature two artworks, but often three, four, or more crowd the frame. Offered without explanation by their anonymous comparer, the resulting combos of artworks are blank screens for their beholders’ projections. The act signed @whos____who was inaugurated by a jaunty pairing of two works side by side: one by