Taking the contemporary moment in Palestine as a starting point, New York and Ramallah-based artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme address the eclipsing of political radicality and the search for a new political imaginary in their sprawling, multi-segmented installation The Incidental Insurgents (2012–present). Abbas and Abou-Rahme fold Jean-Luc Godard into Roberto Bolaño into Victor Serge, using a suspiciously slick video component and a convoluted script made of sampled text and images. This catalogue focuses on the first two chapters of their trilogy—The Incidental Insurgents: The Part about the Bandits and Part II: The Unforgiving Years— which were on view at ICA in 2015. With an essay by ICA curator Kate Kraczon.
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