The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Omar Mismar. Schmitt, You and Me. 2016–17. Video installation. Image courtesy of the artist

Artist Omar Mismar joins us to present a selection of recent work, including Schmitt, You and Me (2017), which features employees at a gun shop in Maine reading a political theory text; Lucía Méndez and the Peace in Lebanon (2015–18), in which the star of a popular Mexican telenovela recites, in Arabic, the principles of the agreement that ended the Lebanese civil war; and I will not find this image beautiful (2015), in which the artist sought to disrupt the visual “beauty” of footage of the 2014 bombing of Gaza. Mismar will discuss how these works address the promises and pitfalls of translation—linguistic, technological, political, and philosophical—with writer and translator Omar Berrada and art historian Anneka Lenssen.

    This film accompanies Modern Mondays.