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Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri

Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri started collaborating in 1999, when they founded 16 Beaver, a collective space for rethinking the nexus between life, art, and politics located in downtown New York City. Ayreen was born in occupied Palestine and Rene in Tehran, Iran. Their relation to art is in its potential to unmake as much as it is to make. They understand art not as just another field of human activity or doing but a potential space to rethink all activities and doings. In their open form collaborations, film and video remain a recurring and critical means for intervening in and interrogating our time.

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