Mark for Redaction

Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

Mark for Redaction is a group exhibition from October 11 until November 11, envisioned by former flux resident Razan Al-Salah and curated by Hilal Khalil, this exhibition showcases multi-disciplinary forms of contemporary art from self-identified Kweer (queer), lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or gender non-conforming people who have ties to what is colloquially known al-‘ālam al-‘arabī (South West Asia and North Africa (SWANA)) and the respective diaspora.

Mark for Redaction seeks to build community and provide a safe(r) space for artists to discuss and unpack the many layers of identity by displaying personal works of art that challenges notions of visibility, “Kweerness”, and “coming out” in relation to the colonialist concepts of the “Orient” and the “Occident”. Set in a reimagined apartment that mirrors the private apartments and studios of “Kweer” artists, Mark for Redaction presents installations, performances, workshops, screenings, and discussions.

List of Artists: Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran, Alex Khalifa, Alireza Shojaian, Caitlin Abadir-Mullally, Diyar, Eric Mathieu Ritter, Hossein Edalatkhah , Jamil Hellu, Maya Mikdashi, Naji Raji, Noura Ballout, Raed Rafei, Rami Karim, Ramy El-Etreby, Roy Dib, Wael Morcos, Warda Alkandari, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.