Dia Talks

Artist Web Project Launch Event

December 15, 2020, 5 pm, Dia Online

Event Details
Tuesday, December 15, 20205 pm
Live on Zoom

Dia Art Foundation and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are pleased to present a new, multipart work by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth (2020– ). This evolving project, co-commissioned by Dia and MoMA, is presented both online and as a forthcoming physical exhibition. The online project launches with Postscript: after everything is extracted, a reflection on the act of mourning. 

On December 15, Dia hosts a conversation with Abbas and Abou-Rahme and Dia curator Kelly Kivland that will focus on the project’s development over the past ten years. 

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About Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme 
Basel Abbas was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1983. Ruanne Abou-Rahme was born in Boston in 1983. They have exhibited internationally, most recently at Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, and Disjecta, Portland (all 2019). They have had additional solo exhibitions at, among others, Kunstverein Hamburg (2018); Alt Bomontiada, Istanbul (2017); Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo (2015); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2014); Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne (2014); and Delfina Foundation, London (2009). In 2015 their work was included in the Sharjah Biennial, where they were awarded the Sharjah Biennial Prize. Abbas and Abou-Rahme both live in New York City and Ramallah.  

About Artist Web Projects 
Through the Artist Web Projectsa series that was inaugurated in 1995 and remains the longest-running program of its kind in the United States, Dia commissions artists to create original projects for the internet. The series invites artists to realize projects that explore the aesthetic and conceptual potential of the medium. Dia’s archive of Artist Web Projects are available online here. 

May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth is co-commissioned by Dia Art Foundation, New York, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 

May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth is made possible by support from the Khalid Shoman Foundation-Darat al Funun and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

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