The Showroom

There Is No Alternative

Fortnightly Highlight #4
May 15 2020

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Dear Friends,

For this edition of The Showroom’s Fortnightly Highlights we turn an attentive eye towards past, present and future collaborations with artist Navine G. Khan-Dossos.

In June 2019 we opened There Is No Alternative, Navine’s first solo commission in a UK public institution. One year on, together with Navine we revisit the project in the light of the present moment, opening up her ongoing research into the complex context of the UK government’s development of pre-crime and surveillance policies, particularly the Prevent strategy.

We invite you to read, listen to and watch a selection of materials generated through and as part of the project's integral programme of workshops, talks and screenings. These include collaborations with filmmaker Kate Stonehill and artist, writer, activist and curator Hamja Ahsan.

We also revisit our first commission with Navine as part of the Communal Knowledge programme, POLYCHROMY PLAYS; and look forward to a new publication currently in development with independent publisher Chateau International.

From different angles and perspectives, each of Navine's projects continue to resonate as we consider potential futures during and beyond the pandemic; addressing the complexities surrounding the politics of care whilst offering up tools and proposing possibilities towards conceiving and collectively enacting alternatives to the status quo.

Take care,

Lily Hall
Assistant Curator, The Showroom


Navine G. Khan-Dossos

Image: Navine G. Khan-Dossos, There Is No Alternative panel discussion, 2019. Photo: Dan Weill