“Collection Playlist: Virtually Asian & Beirut Outtakes”
Curated by Michael Walsh
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
February 8—22, 2022
Peggy Ahwesh and Astria Suparak offer inventive perspectives of Western influences on Asian cinema and Asian influences on Western cinema.
In Ahwesh’s Beirut Outtakes (2007), found footage retrieved from an abandoned cinema in Beirut provides commentary on cultural appropriation in the Middle East. In Suparak’s recent video essay Virtually Asian (2021), holographic advertisement scenarios reveal a white supremacist history of Hollywood science fiction filmmaking.
Viewable on-site in the Bentson Mediatheque during gallery hours and online.