Sadik Alfraji at Stedelijk Museum
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The exhibition In the Presence of Absence at Stedelijk Museum shows a selection of artworks and design projects that challenge the idea of collective knowledge and public consciousness through stories that remain unseen, have been ignored or may be told more often within large public institutions.

Spanning more than 14 rooms and work by 23 artists and artist collectives, the interdisciplinary exhibition In the Presence of Absence presents a selection of (counter) narratives that challenge fixed ideas about our society and question how history is written. When not addressed by organizations such as schools, libraries, archives, and museums, the absence of these stories forms knowledge gaps within the public debates that shape our collective consciousness and memory.

Sadik Kwaish Alfraji is one of the selected artists. The series of works by Alfraji is part of an ongoing project, in which he traces a story of the displacement of himself and his family. In this project, the artist explores and weaves together personal narratives, interlaced by a collective sense of solidarity with anyone who has experienced exodus. The exhibition is curated by Britte Sloothaak and Fadwa Naamna.

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