The Equity is in the Circle
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 19:30
"The Equity is in the Circle" is a corporate intervention that purports to auction off nation states under 100-year leaseholds. Over two years, Oraib reaches out to existing market advisors and consultants on the steps needed to auction off territory. The proposal eventually leads to the creation of a branded initiative, entitled Nayruz Holdings: The Middle East Auction.
Oraib Toukan works across media in photography, video, text, and installation often using current affairs as source material. Threaded throughout her work is a form of play in and around neo-liberal absurdities and institutional critique. Recent shows include the 11th Istanbul Biennial (2009), MOCA Dublin (2010), and InIva London (2010). Raised in Jordan, Oraib Toukan has a Masters in Fine Arts from Bard College New York, and is currently based in Berlin.
The talk is organized by Niko Vicario, in conjunction with his residency