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  • Flash Frozen Fire

    Dorothea Schoene examines an exhibition of recent work by Haleh Redjaian at Arratia Beer, Berlin. The artist uses elementary geometric forms and shapes as a means of understanding and subverting tools for the creation of order, and appropriates material to merge a variety of cultural influences, highlighting oppositional tensions and...

  • A State of Exception

    In this interview, artist and filmmaker Mario Rizzi discusses his work since 1999, with special focus on recent production, Al Intithar (The Waiting). A co-production with the Sharjah Art Foundation, for Al Intithar, Rizzi filmed the life of Syrian refugees at camp Zaatari in the Jordanian desert over several weeks...

  • An Unconventional Angle

    Since 1999, Italian artist and filmmaker Mario Rizzi has used film-based media to present works decidedly anthropocentric in nature. His work gives voice to the marginalised, underprivileged and, in particular, to refugees. After Out of Place (Best Artist Prize in Sharjah Biennial 2005), a six-screen video installation narrating the life...

  • On One Side of the Same Water

    On One Side of the Same Water: Artistic Practice from Tirana to Tangier, is a timely piece of literature in the ongoing interest surrounding the artistic and cultural scenes of the Mediterranean region. The publication's title is appropriated from an artwork by American artist Laurence Weiner, used here in order...

  • Fragments of Home

    Jeanno Gaussi's films, videos, photographic works and installations explore undefined spaces and times, and embody dynamics of a constant diaspora that is both personal and social. Gaussi spent her childhood in Kabul, where she lived up until she was five years old, before moving to Delhi and Berlin, and her...

  • Absorbing Displacement

    Dorothea Schoene speaks to Moroccan-French artist Bouchra Khalili about her interest in dialect, focusing on her recent video installation Speeches (2012). The work finds invited exiled people re-articulating famous writings and speeches by authors such as Malcolm X, Abdelkrim El Khattabi, Mahmoud Darwish and Édouard Glissant into their mother tongues....