We Have Never Been Modern

Artist: 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 riso printed works ‘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.

This is a free event.

Until 30 May
Boekhorststraat 126-128


Dürst Britt & Mayhew
Galerie Ramakers
Sinarts Gallery
until 02 April

The Chiral Gate

Paul DD Smith
Galerie Maurits van de Laar
Stroom Den Haag
until 16 July


Alexandre Lavet
Dürst Britt & Mayhew
Biennale Noordwijk
West Den Haag