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Marwa Arsanios, Olga’s Notes, all those restless bodies, 2014, HD video, color, sound, 24 minutes.

Marwa Arsanios

Kunsthalle Lissabon

Marwa Arsanios, Olga’s Notes, all those restless bodies, 2014, HD video, color, sound, 24 minutes.

Kunsthalle Lissabon began the year with a new space, and with the first solo exhibition in Lisbon of Lebanese artist Marwa Arsanios. “Notes for a choreography” presented Arsanios’s latest video, Olga’s Notes, all those restless bodies, 2014, commissioned by Kunsthalle Lissabon and Art in General in New York. The work was projected in dialogue with I’ve Heard Stories, an animation from 2008.

Arsanios’s work is rooted in her fascination with place—whether understood by way of an architectural landmark or a historical anecdote—which she links to themes of decolonization, the politics of a nation-state, violence, marginalization, or feminism. Her recent piece is the product of a long-term engagement with the Egyptian cultural magazine Al-Hilal. In her research, Arsanios has been focusing on archival issues of the publication, those from the 1950s and ’60s in particular, as

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