NAEEM MOHAIEMEN, born in 1969 in London, grew up in Bangladesh. Lives in Dhaka and New York. His artistic work deals with the history of political utopias. Solo exhibitions at The Power Plant Art Gallery, Toronto (2020) and MoMA PS1, New York (2018). Participation in the Yokohama Triennial (2020), Turner Prize (2018), documenta 14 (2017) and 56th Venice Biennale (2015), among others.
Selected films: Two Meetings and a Funeral(2017) and Century’s Container (2016).
KINO DER KUNST 2020
GRE 2017, HD VIDEO, 93’, ENGLISCH/ENGLISH
KAMERA/CINEMATOGRAPHY: Petros Nousias
CAST: Vassilis Koukalani
Inspired by the experience of the director’s father who, in 1977, was stranded at the airport in Athens without a passport for days on end, the film follows the week in the life of a man who has been living in a deserted airport for over a decade. All promises of movement are brought to a standstill in this metaphorical evocation of an era of frantic migration. Here, there are no guards or fences, only mannequins in Olympic Airlines uniforms and songs by the legendary Melina Mercouri and Boney M.