Broodthaers Society of America
Screening: Four Early Films by Rosalind Nashashibi
520 West 143rd Street, no. 2
between Amsterdam and Broadway
take the A,B,C,D and 1 subway trains to 145th Street

Reservations necessary as seating is limited.

Open Day, 2001
16mm transferred to video
12 min, color, sound
Six scenes in London set to different pieces of music that add a fictional screen or act as counterpoint to the action.

The State of Things, 2000
16mm transferred to video
3 1/2 min, color, sound
Oum Kalthoum sings a classic Egyptian love song from the 1920s. Women rummage through clothing on trestle tables. The audience is unsure where and when the action takes place. Is it Cairo? Or Glasgow? The film questions the simplistic, unspecific and convenient conceptions of East and West.

Midwest, 2002
16mm transferred to video
12 minutes, color, sound
Midwest Field, 2002
16mm transferred to video
3 1/2 min, color, sound
Omaha, Nebraska. In Midwest the camera observes people going about their business throughout the day: hanging out, strolling, going in and out of a Mexican cafe, waiting outside a rehab center—the forced leisure of a weekday in public spaces and neighborhood streets. By comparison, Midwest Field shows middle-aged men flying remote-control glider planes on a lazy afternoon in the wide, flat fields outside Omaha.

Dahiet Al Bareed, District of the Post Office, 2002
16mm transferred to video
7 minutes, color, sound
A slow, hot afternoon in Dahiet Al Bareed neighbourhood, originally built as a utopian suburb for employees of the Palestinian Post Office, now a lawless no man’s land between occupied East Jerusalem and Ramallah.

ROSALIND NASHASHIBI works in film, painting, print and photography. Her films combine close observation of everyday life with dramatically constructed scenes, in order to reveal the friction that occurs between the real and the fantastical or mythological. Her works often explore issues of control, internalized in citizens or exerted by the state. She has exhibited extensively in Europe and the US, most recently at documenta 14, Athens and Kassel, The Art Institute Chicago, and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. In 2018 Tate St Ives presented an exhibition of the collaborative film work of Nashashibi/Skaer together with an exhibition curated by Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer. In New York, she had exhibitions at Murray Guy in 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2016.

Rosalind Nashashibi's solo exhibition at GRIMM, 202 Bowery, New York City, is on view until April 18, 2019.

Currently at MBnb:

March 31 – April 4, 2019
Thursday – Saturday 1–6pm and by appointment +1 917 293 307