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Naeem Mohaiemen
Jole Dobe Na (Those Who Do Not Drown)
February 20–August 15, 2021

Digital Exhibition Opening: February 20, 2pm, Artist Naeem Mohaiemen will present his work in conversation with museum director Katarina Pierre

Naeem Mohaiemen’s new film Jole Dobe Na (Those Who Do Not Drown) is a dreamlike and meditative story about loss and care. In an abandoned hospital, a man moves through empty wards, running an endless memory loop of the last months of his wife’s life. Through his repetitive recall, Mohaiemen’s work expresses how the departed live on in the minds of those left behind.
Jole Dobe Na (Those Who Do Not Drown) was commissioned by the Yokohama Triennale and Bildmuseet, Sweden, where it is now being shown for the first time following its premiere in Japan. The film is presented together with earlier works on memory, photography and history, including the three-channel film Two Meetings and a Funeral (2017).

Naeem Mohaiemen (b. 1969, London) lives and works in New York. In films, installations, drawings and essays he investigates legacies of socialist utopias, incomplete decolonization, and how shifting borders, citizenship and language wars shape people’s lives. Mohaiemen has presented his work extensively at exhibitions and film festivals around the world. He was a finalist for the Turner Prize in 2018.