"Something About Today" is published on the occasion of the first museum solo exhibition of the Syrian-born and Belgian-based Mekhitar Garabedian (1977, Aleppo). The exhibition consisted of works from the last five years, several new productions and a first look at Garabedian's 'library'. In his work, Garabedian examines the position of the individual and the development of identity n contemporary society shaped by migratory movements. Using widely divergent media, he examines how the rupture caused by migration continues to determine the present and how multilingualism shapes the position and psyche of the migrant. Just as his personal history is layered, Garabedian's discourse reveals numerous references to literature, music, philosophy, and the visual arts.

The publication also includes texts by Marie-Aude Baronian, Jorge Luis Borges, Svetlana Boym, Thomas Caron, Mekhitar Garabedian and Philippe Van Cauteren.

240 pages, 24,5 x 19 cm
published by S.M.A.K.
2011, EN
ISBN 9789075679427
35 euro