Borderlines of the Present, celebrates the recent works of two UK-based artists Farwa Moledina and Nick Jordan. They explore themes of resistance to binary perceptions by giving voice to communities – Muslim women and Tripolitan craftsmen – that exist in ‘in between’ spaces. This project attempts to bridge the communication gap in art appreciation by subtly guiding the readers through the social, art historical and political contexts of the artworks. By launching Borderlines of the Present as a website and a print publication, it caters to people who enjoy the intimate act of reading whether online or in the feel of a book.
This publication has been produced by the 2019-20 cohort of students on the MA Art History and Curating programme at the University of Birmingham. This is the fourth curatorial project in partnership between Grand Union and the MA Art History and Curating programme.