The Ailing Objects are not indisposed with a particular disorder.
They are both sick and well; neither sick nor well.
Are they sick? How can you tell?
The Ailing Objects are impossible objects: the one fights - with its fictions, fantasies and hostilities - the other in the same body. The sickness of the one keeps it at a distance from the other, but the boundaries between them, corporeal (and venereal), are perpetually shifting.
Ziad Abillama (b. Beirut, 1969) is a visual artist. He attended the Rhode Island school of Design, Amherst College, and Académie Libanaise Des Beaux-Arts (ALBA). Recent exhibitions include the solo show Post-Fascism, Post-Imperialism, Post Ziad at the artist’s studio in Dbayeh (2013). La Défaite de L’exotisme at
as the Unsettled Debt to Modern Western Philosophy at the Salon Des Artistes Décorateurs (Beirut, 1996), Sanayeh the Impossible Community (Beirut, 1995), and The Political Unconscious of Exotic Travels (Berlin, 1996) are among his notable public appearances. He participated in the contest for the reconstruction of downtown Beirut with architect Bernard Khoury (1992), and has also had numerous exhibitions of sculpture - no politics.