Theater of Operations at MoMA PS1 is a group exhibition that examines the legacies of American-led military engagement in Iraq. Although the 1991 Gulf War was short, the conflict marked the start of a lengthy period of military involvement and more than a decade of sanctions. The invasion in 2003 galvanized a broader international response, prompting anti-war protests around the globe.
Theater of Operations explores the effects of these wars on artists based in Iraq and its diasporas, as well as responses to the war from artists in the West. On view across the entire MoMA PS1 building, the exhibition will feature the work of over 50 artists including Afifa Aleiby, Dia al-Azzawi, Thuraya al-Baqsami, Paul Chan, Harun Farocki, Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Guerrilla Girls, Thomas Hirschhorn, Hiwa K, Hanaa Malallah, Monira Al Qadiri, Nuha al-Radi, and Ala Younis.
3 November 2019-1 March 2020