post-title Hiwa K | Like a Good, Good, Good Boy | KOW | 28.04.-01.06.2023

Hiwa K | Like a Good, Good, Good Boy | KOW | 28.04.-01.06.2023

Hiwa K | Like a Good, Good, Good Boy | KOW | 28.04.-01.06.2023

Hiwa K | Like a Good, Good, Good Boy | KOW | 28.04.-01.06.2023

until 01.06. | #3905ARTatBerlin | KOW presents from 28. April 2023 the exhibition Like a Good, Good, Good Boy of the artist Hiwa K.  

In his exhibition at KOW for the 2023 Gallery Weekend, the Kurdish-Iraqi artist presents a new video installation in which he returns to his native Sulaymaniyah. The three-part work Like a Good, Good, Good Boy interconnects three places that loomed large in Hiwa K’s childhood and youth: his family’s modest home, now a ruin; the old school; and the notorious Amna Suraka prison, where, between 1979 and 1991, Saddam Hussein’s henchmen tortured, raped, and murdered countless men, women, and children.

In the central video projection, a camera drone pans along a thick rope that, stretched across rooftops and streets, literally ties the three buildings and institutions together. With a total length of some 1,600 yards, the rope also intertwines the stories and histories of the sites. A second video shadows Hiwa K as he walks through his school. He recalls the hellish routines of studying under the teachers, some of whom moonlighted as torturers at the prison, as well as the dangers posed by friends and even one’s own family and early gestures of futile resistance.



Opening: Friday, 28. April 2023

Ausstellungsdaten: Friday, 28. April – Thursday, 1. June 2023

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Image caption : Hiwa K, Like A Good, Good, Good Boy, 2023, Courtesy the artist

Exhibition Hiwa K – KOW | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Ausstellungen Berlin Galerien | ART at Berlin

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