THE INCIDENTAL INSURGENTS PT.2: UNFORGIVING YEARS
A project by Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas
5-29 November 2014
Opening: 4. November 2014, 19:00
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 14:00 - 18:00 / Thu 14:00 - 20:00 / Sat/Sun 12:00 - 18:00.
Venue: Alte Feuerwache, Melchiorstraße 3, 50670 Cologne, Caretaker's apartment, 3 €
Victor Serge and his contemporary anarchist bandits in 1910s Paris; Abu Jilda, Arameet, and their gang involved in a rebellion against the British in 1930s Palestine; the artist as the quintessential bandit in Roberto Bolaño’s novel The Savage Detectives set in 1970s Mexico; and the artists themselves in present day Palestine. Such are the characters in The Incidental Insurgents: a three-part, multilayered narrative, whose chapters complete and complicate each other, unfolding the story of a contemporary search for a new political language and imaginary. In Cologne, it takes the form of a total installation that transforms the space of the former caretaker's apartment in the Alte Feuerwache complex, a site deeply connected to the history of alternative left-wing politics in the city.