• Exit on a seaside highway - Lara Atallah

    Exit on a seaside highway - Lara Atallah

    Exit signs on a seaside highway contemplates fragmented territory set against the backdrop of an ongoing apocalypse.
    The poems both acknowledge the raw violence created by borders, while stubbornly searching for glimpses of a better world that lies within reach. With language that is confrontational but also hopeful, it invites us to liberate ourselves from structures that are far more fragile than we believe them to be.



    Lara Atallah is a New York-based artist and writer. Her practice is informed by her interest in the political nature of landscape, and its power to dictate and influence our perception of borders. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally, and is part of the Onassis Cultural Foundation's collection in Athens, The Met Museum, as well as the NYU Langone Art Collection. Her first book, Edge of Elysium, Vol.1 (2019) was published by Open Projects Press. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Artforum, Camera Austria, The Brooklyn Rail, 128Lit, Koukash Review, Bahr. She also publishes Blue Metropolis, a monthly newsletter on Substack.