Feb 26th 2022

Meriem Bennani: Life on the CAPS

@ Renaissance Society

5811 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL, 60637

Opening Saturday, February 26th, from 12PM - 6PM

On view through Sunday, April 17th

Opening and Artist Talk: Meriem Bennani, Life on the CAPS

Exhibition Opening 12—6PM
Artist Talk at 4PM

The Renaissance Society presents the debut of a new film by New York-based artist Meriem Bennani (b. 1988, Rabat, Morocco). Life on the CAPS is the next chapter of a series of films set in the future that depict the inhabitants of CAPS, an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean where refugees and migrants “illegally” traversing international borders are held by the US Troopers. Playful and poignant, this multi-dimensional narrative continues Bennani’s exploration of displacement, biotechnology, and privacy through world-building and formal experimentation.

Life on the CAPS was scored in collaboration with acclaimed musician and producer Fatima Al Qadiri, the exhibition will also be marked by Bennani’s first book, edited by Bidoun.

Meriem Bennani’s new work is a co-commission with Nottingham Contemporary where it will be presented May 7–Sep 4, 2022.

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