Rand Abdul Jabbar
Sigil CollectiveAla Younis
30/09/2019 - 31/10/2019
Built along Cathédrale Sainte-Croix in the 19th century and extended to the Place De Gaulle following World War II, the Rue Jeanne d’Arc is one of Orléan’s main roads.
For the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, artists and architects have designed 26 flags which have been hung along the city’s parade route, conversing with a tradition of decorative banners and flags. Each flag is a window to somewhere else. Overseen by the Palestinian architect and curator Nora Akawi, the exhibition both recreates and sheds a fresh light upon the Middle East. The installation draws upon the spatial fictions of Arab liberation movements in their fight against authoritarian discourse and the structures of oppression.