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Saturday 13-04-2024  / 
12:00 - 16:00

Performance: As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

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During the first day of the ME/YOU, US/THEM exhibition, the performance ‘As Far As My Fingertips Take Me’ by Tania El Khoury with rapper and street artist Basel Zaraa, who was born as a Palestinian refugee in Syria, will be presented. It involves a one-on-one encounter between guests and the performer, without seeing each other. While Basel is drawing a story on their arm (it can be kept or washed away), the guest listens to the songs of those who have recently challenged border discrimination.

Be a part of the live performance and book your slot for April 13.

As Far As My Fingertips Take Me, 2019 © Sara Navarro : IDEM festival

ME/YOU, US/THEM exhibition

‘How to live together’ is a fundamental question of our human existence. Today we live in a reality more closely intertwined than ever, yet becoming more and more deeply divided. Not just because of the multitude of identities crowding our world, based on country, region, tribe, religion, culture, social class, or skin colour: not just because of ‘Us and Them’. Also because of ‘Me and You’: because we live in a world where people as individuals are increasingly unable to get along, from fighting their next-door neighbours to opposing anyone with a different opinion or background to the growing fear of strangers – of anyone who is other.

In this world, characterised by an unprecedented level of global connectivity, governments are reinforcing borders and building new walls and fences, while social and economic inequalities persist and grow. The exhibition ‘ME/YOU, US/THEM’ presents the work of artists, designers, and architects who explore the intricate knots of identity, the multitude of coexisting identities, the concepts of ‘me’ and ‘you’, ‘us’ and ‘them’, and how we do or do not, get along.

The exhibition will examine the issue of ‘how to live together’ on a scale varying from the border politics of nation-states to the interactions of individuals. By valuing and embracing diversity, societies can unlock their potential for innovation, creativity, and social progress. Ultimately, it all starts with our willingness, or unwillingness, to live together in a world full of contradictions.

Soon show from 12 April 2024 until 30 June 2024 @droog

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