Ahmed Alsoudani’s reckoning

By BRITTA KONAU  |  September 19, 2013

Alsoudani’s strength lies in not succumbing to making easy, didactic art out of his personal experience of war and terror, instead taking account of the history of art and war to ask one timeless philosophical question: Knowing how inhumane humanity can be, how do you continue going about life as usual, with its relative safety, comfort, and entertaining distractions, and not least of all, how do you make art in the face of brutal reality?

“AHMED ALSOUDANI: REDACTED” | through December 8 | at the Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland | 207. 775.6148 | portlandmuseum.org

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