Artists confront violence across the Middle East in new exhibition opening in Amsterdam

“Fight History” is the second in the "Crisis of History" series on at the Tolhuistuin

Artists, in their pursuit of truth, have often turned to the subject of war. In “Fight History”, the second show in the three-part series “Crisis of History” at the Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam (6 February-9 March), ten artists confront the violence that has erupted across the Middle East. The Iraq-born artist Wafaa Bilal, for example, critiques Western action in Iraq through the adaptation of an American video game, and Cairo-based Nermine Hammam’s photography captures the disillusionment and isolation of individuals in post-revolution Egypt (below, Codes of My Kin, 2012). The show is supported by the Mondriaan Fund and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, among others.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'War Stories'

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 265 February 2015