Sada was conceived a decade ago as a series of virtual and physically convened education and production programs to support the work of art students living in Baghdad. Two global wars in Iraq and the entrenched, multinational militia and corporate rule that followed, created conditions for Iraqis and the world that have yet to be fully comprehended.
Sada harnessed relational and digital networks that could be accessed by those who were creating through this transformative period of Iraq’s (and the world’s) conditions for living.
Artist-students involved in Sada have shifted over time and, in 2015, other shifts in political and personal arenas marked the end of Sada’s programs. For documenta, several members of Sada’s initial and ongoing formations will regroup to make work, explore nodes of support, and reconvene the pedagogical/conversational space of that project.