Tongues (pre-order)

Rehana Zaman

Tongues is a new publication edited by Rehana Zaman. The collection of writing features Marissa Begonia, Chandra Frank, Laura Guy, Aditi Jaganathan, Shama Khanna, Gail Lewis, Louise Shelley, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski and an introduction by Ainslie Roddick.

A reverberation of “Speaking Nearby”, Zaman’s solo exhibition at CCA Glasgow in 2018, this anthology reflects conversations among a group of exceptional artists, writers, curators and activists who have been in dialogue with Zaman since 2013. Critiques of sociality and collaboration, anti-blackness and Brown / women of colour allyship, translation and rescue are thread together by an attendance to the psychic undercurrents of lived experience, whether attempting to make a film collectively or protesting police brutality. Significantly, pleasure is centred as a site of activism.

Rehana Zaman is an artist based in London. She works predominantly with moving image and performance to examine how social dynamics are produced and performed. Her work speaks to the entanglement of personal experience and social life where intimacy is framed against the hostility of state legislation, surveillance and control. 

Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Bétonsalon Paris (2019), Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018, Kerala, India, Liverpool Biennial 2018, Liverpool, UK, Serpentine Projects, London, UK (2018), CCA, Glasgow, UK (2018); and Material Art Fair IV, Mexico City, Mexico (2017). Her films and installations have been shown at Oberhausen Film Festival, ICA and Whitechapel, London. In 2017, Zaman was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists. 

  • Pages: 64
  • Dimensions: 170mm × 240mm
  • Published: 31 January 2019
  • ISBN: 978-1-9996428-5-3
  • Price: £10