Locus Remix. Three Contemporary Positions: Ismail Farouk- "Cancelled Without Prejudice"

  • Exhibition

835 N Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Continuing the Locus Remix. Three Contemporary Positions series, Ismail Farouk, a Fellow in the MAK Urban Future Initiative, presented a survey of his activities and strategies for activating change, including video, photography and performance. Farouk’s focus on the urban spaces of Johannesburg, South Africa point the Western viewer to places, vocabulary and politics that might initially seem foreign but are in fact tied to Western power structures. Utilizing contemporary media and mining his own position, he produces artwork that questions the occupation of space and what that means in a post-apartheid era.

The series was curated by MAK Center Director Kimberli Meyer.

The MAK Urban Future Initiative (UFI) ran from 2008-10 at the Fitzpatrick-Leland House and was dedicated to creating meaningful cross-cultural exchange about the challenges confronting cities worldwide.