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Navine G. Khan-Dossos: TINA – There Is No Alternative

Edited by Rob Faure Walker, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Lily Hall and Lillian Wilkie
Designed by Mark Hurrell
Co-published by The Showroom and Chateau International
2021

Special pre-order price of £20 until 30th September 2021. RRP of £25 thereafter

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TINA – There Is No Alternative Digital PDF

TINA – There Is No Alternative is a new publication that builds upon the eponymous exhibition that took place at The Showroom between 5 June–17 July 2019; the first solo commission in the UK by artist Navine G. Khan-Dossos. This major new commission took shape as a performative, durational installation combining live painting, a research archive and a series of workshops, talks, and events open to the public.

This publication, co-published by The Showroom and Chateau International, takes as a starting point Khan-Dossos’ ongoing research into the complex context of the UK government’s development of pre-crime and surveillance policies, in particular Prevent, questioning the politics of representation and the positioning of care that the strategies around those policies generate.

Texts in the book include new essays by Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Rob Faure Walker and Lily Hall alongside contributing writers who have engaged in written dialogues, Sadia Habib, Hassan Vawda, Rachel Coldicutt, Tarek Younis, Shezana Hafiz and Azfar Shafi from advocacy organisation CAGE, and William Skeaping from Extinction Rebellion. A text by Alexander Massouras, revised from his exhibition review of There Is No Alternative for Art Monthly in 2019, is also included. The book is designed by Mark Hurrell.

At the core of the project at The Showroom has been the act of questioning what an alternative to Prevent could look like, involving a shared process between Khan-Dossos and all those who became collaboratively involved. In this way, the work of the exhibition was a live process of collaborative research, discussion, sharing knowledge and critical thinking between Khan-Dossos, The Showroom team, and all those who became a part of the project: a democratic process which this publication now seeks to extend further.

Image: Navine G. Khan-Dossos, TINA, Digital Edition, April 2021. Published by The Showroom and Chateau International. Design: Mark Hurrell

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TINA – There Is No Alternative is available to pre-order from The Showroom. For sales enquiries please contact Lily Hall

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The Reflexive Editorial Process is now open until 31 May 2021

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For further information contact: [email protected]

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Navine G. Khan-Dossos (b. 1982, London) is a visual artist working between London and Athens. Her interests include Orientalism in the digital realm, geometry as information and decoration, image calibration, and Aniconism in contemporary culture. As a painter, Khan-Dossos uses the medium and its history to ask fundamental questions about the ways in which we see, understand, and, crucially, represent the world around us. Her work suggests that contrary to the mediatic impulses of the present, we must not rely upon, nor constantly reproduce, the figurative language of television, online media, videos, and the endlessly circulating images that shape our shared imagination of reality. Rather, she is invested in the discovery of a new language that better reflects the patterns and connections that underlie these images and their related experiences.

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    Limited Edition Navine G. Khan-Dossos: TINA I-XXX

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    Event Fortnightly Highlight 4: There Is No Alternative

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    There Is No Alternative

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    Text Navine G. Khan-Dossos and Hamja Ahsan, Zines Versus The State

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    Audio Panel Discussion: The Politics of Policing

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    Event Finnissage with a zine workshop and talk led by Hamja Ahsan: Zines Versus the State

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    Exhibition Navine G. Khan-Dossos: There Is No Alternative

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    Event Navine G. Khan-Dossos: There Is No Alternative | Tools for Conviviality Workshops

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    Event The Politics of Policing

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    Event Panel discussion: Wellbeing and Freedom of Expression in a Prevent Culture

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    Video Navine G. Khan-Dossos and Professor Lisa Downing in conversation

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    Event Workshop with Project ALCHEMY