My name is Dareen Hussein and I am the new curatorial assistant intern at The Institute of Cultural Inquiry for Summer 2016!
I recently graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) with a BFA in Photography & Media. My most recent project, titled A Partial Restoration of the Palestine Archaeological Museum interrogates the history of the former Palestine Archaeological Museum through the collection of archival materials and ephemera acquired online. The project serves as an active restoration of this former museum, while the overarching goal is rooted in creating a space to research and construct a cohesive Palestinian archive.
The project in large part aligns with my own personal questions concerning representation, visuality, and history, and how these concepts relate with one another. That being said, I’m excited to work at the ICI this summer, and to learn more about the organization itself and how my experiences here could help form new answers to my questions.