Sahar Khraibani is a writer and artist based in Brooklyn. She is interested in the intersection between language, visual production, and geopolitics. Her writing and work have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, TERSE Journal, Bidayat Mag, Sukoon Mag, Degree Critical, Durian Days, Nightboat Books, and Full Stop, among others. She currently serves as faculty at Pratt Institute.
Jennifer Bolande: The Composition of DecompositionBy Sahar Khraibani
Now more than ever, we are faced with news that rapidly turns into history, having to instantly make sense of and adapt to the current state with which we are presented. Bolandes decades-long practice probes this process as we experience the proliferation of online news outlets.
Sahar Khoury: AfterhoursBy Sahar Khraibani
Nestled in the smaller gallery of Canadas newly inaugurated Tribeca space, Sahar Khourys solo show Afterhours presents sculptures that upon first encounter resemble screens, tapestries, and baskets. Khourys sculptures prioritize distortion over function and take pleasure in moments of material chaos. The layering in of personal mementos makes it so that the work can absorb the histories embedded in the discarded materials and reinvent them with new possibilities.
Shirin Neshat: Land of DreamsBy Sahar Khraibani
Comprised of more than 100 photographs and a two-channel video installation, Land of Dreams is the New York premiere of Shirin Neshats latest body of work. The show marks a monumental conceptual and visual shift for the artist, whose repertoire has often looked back at her native Iran. Here, her explorations and camera are fixed on her adoptive home in the United States.
How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This?By Sahar Khraibani
Co-curated by Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen as a platform for the exchange of art and ideas at a time of crisis, How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This? is an exhibition without walls, created almost overnight to respond to museum and galleries closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a platform for free expression, inviting visitors to post responses on its Comments page.
Within Global Isolation: Asian Artists in AmericaBy Sahar Khraibani
Within Global Isolation: Asian Artists in America is a virtual exhibition, organized by curators Han Hongzheng and Chandler Allen, and fueled by a spike in anti-Asian sentiments, xenophobia, and discrimination as a result of COVID-19.
Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980sBy Sahar Khraibani
How do we study abstraction across different contexts, and what modes of analysis do we use?
Rayyane Tabet: Alien PropertyBy Sahar Khraibani
In its new exhibition Rayyane Tabet: Alien Property, the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the circuitous route that ancient artifacts sometimes travel to wind up on display in a hallowed Western institution, if they arent first destroyed or lost.
Dejan Lukić and Nik Kosieradzki’s The Oyster: Or, Radial SupplenessBy Sahar Khraibani
This unconventional exploration of the oyster through the lens of metaphysics approaches the species as a culinary marvel, an architectural artifact, and a filtration device unlike any other that holds in it the contrast of a hard and highly calcified shell and a soft interior.