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NEW YORK

New Museum

HIWA K

BLIND AS THE MOTHER TONGUE

HIWA K, Pre-Image (Blind as the Mother Tongue), 2017

Still of single-channel HD video with color and sound: 18 min.

Courtesy the artist; KOW, Berlin; and Prometeogallery by Ida Pisan, Milan/Lucca.

In Hiwa K’s “Blind as the Mother Tongue” at New York’s New Museum, the artist escorts viewers through the political upheavals and social fabric of Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan, where he was born. Titled after the 2017 video Pre-Image (Blind as the Mother Tongue), which debuted at…

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