Iraqi-born, Germany-based artist Hiwa K has created a body of work over the past 15 years that combines autobiography, oral histories, pedagogies, and multiple modes of encounter. His videos, performances, and installations often include people from his past and present life, from estranged family members, to recently acquired friends and strangers at a political rally. As a primarily self-taught artist, he creates work that inherently critiques the art education system and the professionalization of the field. Endemically social, and often tender and funny, the works together trace the artist’s own diasporic path. Coinciding with a solo exhibition of the artist at the New Museum, this screening and discussion highlights a few of the artist’s key works from the past decade.
Pre-Image (Blind as the Mother Tongue), 2017, 17m
Cooking with Mama, 2006 19m
This Lemon Tastes of Apple, 20011, 6m