Hoogtij#65: We Have Never Been Modern, Afrang Nordlöf Malekian

During Hoogtij#65 Page Not Found is happy to present a selection of moving image works and accompanying publications by artist and writer Afrang Nordlöf Malekian. 

The presentation features screenings of the films ‘پدر جون گفت / My Dear Dad Said’ (2016), ‘وضعیت استثنایی حافظه / Memory’s State of Exception’ (2019), and ‘¿Donde Estan? / Where Are They?’ (2020, in collaboration with Cristian Quinteros Soto), as well an exhibition of the publications ‘In the Disguise of a Gift’ (2021), The Eclipse of the (Fe)Male Sun (2020, together with Nour Helou), ‘Dinner Recipe’ (2020) and ‘We Have Never Been Modern’ (2019).

Afrang Nordlöf Malekian (1995) is an artist and writer based in Stockholm, whose installations, films, prints, and texts investigate images’ and words’ ability and lack of ability to construct and reproduce memories and structures. He explores how narratives and hierarchies are constantly changing and replaced by others; non-binary West Asian beauty standards displaced by modern ones or Chilean and Iranian leftist movements forced to organise in exile. The archive has a central role in his practice, used to understand how different stories take shape over time, and how political events and their consequences manifest in applied technology. Nordlöf Malekian has previously conducted artistic research at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. He is an upcoming resident at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

Hoogtij#65 opens on Friday 28 May from 19:00-23:00. The presentation will be on view throughout the weekend according to our regular opening times, from 13:00-18:00.

For the full programme check out Hoogtij’s website.