The title of Tagreed Darghouth’s solo show references controversial remarks made by Josep Borrell, the outspoken foreign policy chief of the European Union; he described Europe as an idyllic garden of prosperity, contrasting it with the rest of the world which he termed a ‘jungle’.
Darghouth considers the militarisation of civil society, drawing on Stephen Graham’s ideas on warfare, political violence, and the transformation of cities by military and security imaginaries. Darghouth challenges Borell’s outdated binary perception, suggesting that the traditional understanding of developed and developing nations has lost its relevance; she argues that new partitions, walls, borders, and divisions have emerged, creating a world that is neither safer nor more appealing than before.
To 30 September.
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