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  • Ibraaz August Reader 010_10

    To close Ibraaz Platform 010, we present new essays by Ibraaz Editor-in-Chief Anthony Downey, Ibraaz Senior Editor Stephanie Bailey, Ibraaz Contributing Editor Ala Younis, and Natasha Hoare; interviews with Szabolcs KissPál and Mahmoud Khaled, Toleen Touq, Cevdet Erek, Hammad Nasar; projects by Shadi Habib Allah, Mahmoud Bakhshi, Maryam Monalisa Gharavi,...

  • Midad

    Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture is pleased to announce the launch of its first exhibition, curated from El-Nimer Collection. Midad: The Public and Intimate Lives of Arabic Calligraphy is concerned with the development and significance of Arabic script from the eighth to the twentieth centuries, and runs from April...

  • Ibraaz March Reader 010/09

    This month, Ibraaz publishes two new essays, by Doa Aly on the work of Rana ElNemr, and by Sasha Ussef, who examines an ambitious curatorial project to bring contemporary artworks into the Lebanese daily press. In addition, we feature new interviews with Walid Siti, Hajra Waheed, and Alya Sebti; reviews...

  • Future Imperfect: Contemporary Art Practices and Cultural Institutions in the Middle East

    Ibraaz celebrated the launch of Future Imperfect: Contemporary Art Practices and Cultural Institutions in the Middle East on Wednesday 22 February at Delfina Foundation. Volume 03 in the Contemporary Visual Culture in the Middle East series, Future Imperfect critically examines the role played by cultural institutions in producing present-day and...

  • Ibraaz February Reader 010/08

    This month, Ibraaz features new interviews with Dia Azzawi, Carole Alfarah and JW Stella, alongside artists' projects by The Society of False Witnesses and Zamir Suleymanov. We present complete video documentation from both days of ACAW's annual signature forum, FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice, hosted at Solomon R. Guggenheim...

  • Ibraaz January Reader 010/07

    This month, Ibraaz features new essays and interviews by Mohamed Beshir, on the work of Maha Maamoun, Haig Aivazian in conversation with Rayya Badran, Yael Bartana with Clelia Coussonnet, and Moreshin Allahyari, who also presents the project HUMA, alongside the project Doppelgänging by Basma Alsharif. We present a reflections and...

  • Ibraaz Top 10 of 2016: Interviews

    Ibraaz closes the year with a recap of the top 10 most viewed interviews from 2016. This round-up features conversations with artists and curators that include Nida Sinnokrot, Hrair Sarkissian, Raed Yassin, Coco Fusco, and Reem Fadda.

  • Ibraaz Top 10 of 2016: Projects

    We close 2016 with a recap of the top 10 most viewed artists' works from Ibraaz Projects. This round-up features work by Larissa Sansour and Soren Lind, Lara Khaldi & Yazan Khalili, Seth Ayyaz, and Marwa Arsanios.

  • Ibraaz Top 10 of 2016: Essays

    Ibraaz closes the year with a recap of the top 10 most read essays from 2016. This round-up features writings by Ibraaz Editor-in-Chief Anthony Downey, Lara Baladi, Heba Y. Amin, Ahmad Makia, and Monira Al Qadiri.

  • Ibraaz Top 10 of 2016: Reviews

    Ibraaz closes 2016 with a recap of the top 10 most read articles from Ibraaz Reviews. This round-up features write-ups of exhibitions from Beirut, Marseille, London, and of the Berlin Biennale.

  • Ibraaz Top 10 of 2016: Channel

    Ibraaz closes 2016 with a recap of the top 10 most viewed items from the Ibraaz Channel. This round-up features work by Sondos Shabayek, Oreet Ashery, Larissa Sansour, Vikram Divecha, and Videobrasil.

  • Jaou Tunis 2017

    Now it in its fourth year, Jaou Tunis endeavours to further the cause of self and life expression in the MENA region. This edition of Jaou will engage a variety of public spaces, inspiring participants to partake in a pilgrimage of their own. Attendees will be welcomed to a series...

  • Future Imperfect: Contemporary Art Practices and Cultural Institutions in the Middle East

    Future Imperfect: Contemporary Art Practices and Cultural Institutions in the Middle East critically examines the role played by cultural institutions in producing present-day and future contexts for the production, dissemination and reception of contemporary art in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Ibraaz November Reader 010/06

    This month, Ibraaz features new essays and projects by Hamid Dabashi, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, and Kamal Aljafari, conversations with MADRASSA Collective, Younes Bouadi, Rifat Chadirji, Balkis Sharara, and Amin Alsaden, exclusive Channel videos from Heba Y. Amin, Farah Saleh, and Sama Alshaibi, as well as reviews from Beirut, Berlin, and...

  • Ibraaz October Reader 010/05

    This month, Ibraaz features new essays and interviews by Khalid Abdalla, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Farah Al-Nakib, and Farah Saleh, and a project by Setareh Shahbazi. In Ibraaz Channel, Iranian photographer and film director Galareh Kiazad presents a tribute to the late Abbas Kiarostami, we present online exhibition catalogues for Qalandiya...

  • FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice

    Asia Society hosts the signature program of Asia Contemporary Art Week 2016, FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice, on November 12. With more than 30 U.S.- and Asia-based artists and arts professionals staging newly-conceived performances and lecture-performances, and generating lively discussions for an audience of 300 U.S.-based curators, scholars, and...

  • Ibraaz September Reader 010/04

    This month, Ibraaz features new essays, interviews and projects by Shiva Balaghi, Anahita Razmi, Sama Alshaibi, Saad, Amira Hanafi, and Mohssin Harraki, as well as reviews and reports from New York, London, and Salzburg.

  • Ibraaz Platform 010 Refresh | Where to Now?

    Ibraaz launches September with a series of reviews from Amman and London; an interview with Rasha Salti, curator of the SAFAR Film Festival (running from 14 to 18 September 2016); an essay on Beirut by Natasha Marie Llorens, and a selection of the most viewed items from Platform 010.

  • Ibraaz July Reader 010/03

    This month's newsletter includes essays by Sarah-Neel Smith, Heba Y. Amin, and Lara Baladi; interviews with Koyo Kouoh, Fadi Bardawil, Zeynep Oz, Natasha Hoare and Hamza Halloubi; projects by Lara Baladi and Dena Al-Adeeb; and reviews and reports from Beirut, Berlin, Cologne, Florence, Istanbul, and New York. In Channel,...

  • Ibraaz June Reader 010/02

    We are pleased to celebrate our 5th Anniversary with the release of newly commissioned content for Platform 010, including essays by Patricia Triki and Christine Bruckbauer, projects by Maya Chami and Ahmed Badry, interviews with Nora Razian, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Mario Rizzi, Louis Henderson, and Kim Beamish, a series of channel...

  • Ibraaz 5th Anniversary

    This month Ibraaz celebrates its fifth year of production, having launched in June 2011 as an online platform for producing critical forms of knowledge about visual cultures relating to and emanating from North Africa and the Middle East. To celebrate, we are pleased to publish a one-off anniversary reader featuring...

  • Ibraaz June Reader 010/01

    In June Ibraaz celebrates its fifth year of production, having launched in 2011 at the 54th Venice Biennale. To commemorate our anniversary, we begin with a dedicated reader presenting a series of Platform 010 responses by Talinn Grigor, Alex Dika Seggerman, Octavian Esanu, Iftikhar Dadi, Burcu Pelvanoğlu, and Sabrina DeTurk,...

  • Ibraaz Platform 010 | Where to Now?

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce the launch Platform 010, which marks our fifth year in production, and which is framed around the following question: What can the regional politics of cultural production across North Africa and the Middle East tell us about the politics of global cultural production today? Underwriting...

  • Ibraaz Reader 009/10

    In the final reader of Platform 009, which has explored the genealogies of performance art in North Africa and the Middle East, Ibraaz presents a series of essays, interviews, and projects, including texts by Shuruq Harb, Samine Tabatabaei, Cristiana de Marchi; conversations between Sohrab Kashani and Taus Makhacheva, Amal...

  • Ibraaz March Reader 009/09

    Continuing with our ongoing Platform 009 research theme, Ibraaz is pleased to present newly commissioned content on the genealogies of performance in the Middle East and North Africa. Contributions include essays by Salma Abdel Salam and Monira Al Qadiri, interviews with Sussan Deyhim and Meriem Bennani, and projects by Bennani,...

  • Ibraaz February Reader 009/08

    As part of Platform 009, Ibraaz is pleased to present essays by Ahmad Makia and Kate Sutton, conversations featuring Suzy Halajian, Adham Hafez, Hrair Sarkissian, Raed Yassin, Abdullah Al-Mutairi and Sarah Abu Abdallah, a project by Marwa Arsanios, and reviews from Dubai and Marseille.

  • Ibraaz January Reader 009/07

    As part of our ongoing research into the genealogies of performance art in North Africa and the Middle East, Ibraaz is pleased to present a series of essays, interviews and projects responding to Platform 009 . These include an essay on photographer Bruno Boudjelal, conversations with Magdi Mostafa and...

  • Ibraaz Platform 010 | Where to Now?

    For Ibraaz Platform 010, which will mark our fifth year of production, we are inviting contributors to reflect upon what they consider to be the urgent urging issues affecting cultural production in North Africa and the Middle East. In a more formal sense, we want to enquire into what, if...

  • New Appointments at Ibraaz

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce a series of new appointments in 2016. We present some recent contributions by our new editorial team below. Find out more about everyone on the About Us page, here .

  • Happy New Year from Ibraaz

    To round off 2015, Ibraaz is pleased to present a selection of the most viewed videos on Ibraaz Channel, presented as part of Platform 009, which explores the genealogies of performance art in North Africa and the Middle East.

  • Ibraaz Reader 009/06

    In the first of our December Readers, Ibraaz offers a selection of the most viewed essays, interviews, and projects of Platform 009, which explores the genealogies of performance art across North Africa and the Middle East. Contributors to Platform 009 so far have included: Reza Aramesh, Doa Aly, Nujoom Al...

  • Ibraaz Reader 009/05

    Continuing our investigation into the genealogies of performance art, Ibraaz is pleased to announce the publication of new Platform 009 content including an essay that considers the 'online performances' of terrorist imagery by Doa Aly, and a portrait of revolutionary composer Halim El Dabh by Fari Bradley. We also publish...

  • Ibraaz Reader 009/04

    Continuing our 009 theme on the genealogies of performance art in the Middle East, Ibraaz is pleased to publish an essay on Hassan Khan's recent exhibition at Frankfurt's Museum für Moderne Kunst. Khan has also produced an online presentation of 17 and AUC in Projects. We are also showcasing an...

  • The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor

    Ibraaz and the Kamel Lazaar Foundation are pleased to host the launch of Gulf Labor's first book publication published by OR Books. The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor is a compelling chronicle of a campaign at the forefront of a new wave of worldwide cultural activism, edited by Andrew Ross (for...

  • Ibraaz Reader 009/03

    This month, Ibraaz is pleased to publish content surrounding the theme of Platform 009, which explores the genealogies of performance art in North Africa and the Middle East, including an essay by Nahrain Al-Mousawi on the practice of Bouchra Ouizguen, a reflection on the performance of self-censorship by Director of...

  • Ibraaz Reader 009/02

    Ibraaz is pleased to publish interviews with Hiwa K, Kristine Khouri & Rasha Salti, and Lina Majdalanie (previously known as Lina Saneh), with projects by Samah Hijawi and Amau Menlibayeva. Elsewhere we publish an essay by Todd Reisz on Dubai's Aladdin City, reviews from Sharjah, Thessaloniki and the Venice Biennale...

  • Ibraaz Reader 009/01

    Following the launch of Platform 009 in May, a yearlong research project into the genealogies of performance art in North Africa and the Middle East, Ibraaz has published essays, interviews, projects and videos. We also produced two online publications for exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery and Delfina Foundation, and released...

  • Echoes & Reverberations

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce the opening of Echoes & Reverberations at Hayward Gallery Project Space, an exhibition that features Jumana Emil Abboud, Basma Alsharif, Samah Hijawi, Anas Al-Shaikh, Magdi Mostafa and Joe Namy. Echoes & Reverberations launches Staging Histories, Delfina Foundation's long-term project to document the history of performance...

  • Ibraaz Platform 009 | Launch Reader

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce Platform 009, which will address the following question: What are the genealogies of performance art in North Africa and the Middle East? Driven by artists and cultural practitioners who are working across diverse media, Platform 009 will explore both the formal and informal...

  • Ibraaz April Newsletter

    In this final installment of Platform 008, which considers the historical and contemporary relations between North Africa, the Middle East and the Global South, Ibraaz is pleased to publish essays by Lara Khaldi, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi and Timothy PA Cooper, interviews with Vangelis Vlahos, November Paynter and Didem Pekün, projects...

  • Ibraaz March Newsletter

    Following recent events in Tunis, Ibraaz is republishing an open letter from the Kamel Lazaar Foundation that announces its unequivocal support for the National Museum of Bardo, Tunis, and denounces the act of terrorism that targeted it on Wednesday, 18 March 2015. The Foundation and its initiatives, including Ibraaz, will...

  • An Open Letter

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015. Attack on the National Museum of Bardo – Culture against Terrorism. The Kamel Lazaar Foundation offers its unequivocal support to the National Museum of Bardo, Tunis, and denounces the act of terrorism that targeted it on Wednesday, 18 March 2015. This letter is published...

  • Ibraaz February Newsletter

    This month, Ibraaz publishes more Platform 008 content, focusing specifically on the historical and contemporary relationships that exist between North Africa, the Middle East and the Global South. We present essays by Monira Al Qadiri, Natasha Ginwala and Hakan Topal, interviews with Aikaterini Gegisian and Sumesh Sharma, and projects by...

  • JAOU Tunis 2015

    JAOU Tunis 2015 28th–31st May The Kamel Lazaar Foundation is pleased to announce the third annual celebration of arts and culture, JAOU Tunis 2015.

  • Ibraaz January Newsletter

    This month, Ibraaz continues to publish commissioned content for Platform 008, which explores the historical and contemporary relationships that exist across North Africa, the regions of the Middle East, and the Global South. We present essays by Nahrain Al-Mousawi, Diana Nawi and Rheim Alkadhi, interviews with Uriel Orlow and Hera...

  • Ibraaz Platform 009

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce the remit of Platform 009, launching May 2015, which will investigate the following question: What are the genealogies of performance art in North Africa and the Middle East?

  • Ibraaz December Newsletter

    As part of Platform 008, which was launched in November 2014 and will run to April 2015, Ibraaz is inviting cultural practitioners to articulate critical views on how we might productively map the historical and contemporary relationships that exist between the regions of the Middle East and the Global South....

  • Ibraaz November Newsletter

    Following the launch of Platform 008, Ibraaz is pleased to present Platform responses from Pio Abad, Clare Davies, Kurchi Dasgupta, Jeannette Ehlers, Embroiderers of Actuality, Anthony Gardner, Farida El Gazzar, Nida Ghouse, Maryam Jafri and Daria Kirsanova, all of whom reflect on the following question: How do we productively map...

  • Ibraaz Platform 008

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce the launch of Platform 008, which will investigate the expanded geographies embedded in the following question: How do we productively map the historical and contemporary relationships that exist between North Africa, the Middle East and the Global South?

  • Ibraaz October Newsletter

    From May until October 2014, Platform 007 has critically examined the role played by artists, institutions and audiences in producing future contexts for the production, dissemination and reception of art as a practice. We are pleased to announce the final newsletter for this platform and the publication of essays by...

  • Ibraaz September Newsletter

    As Platform 007 draws to a close next month, Ibraaz is pleased to publish an extensive introduction to Yemen's art infrastructures by Anahi Alviso-Marino, alongside an essay on militarization and cultural production in Palestine by Reema Fadda. Continuing our examination of arts infrastructures Redha Moali, founder of Dar Al-Ma'mûn, offers...

  • Ibraaz July Newsletter

    This month, Ibraaz is pleased to publish interviews, essays and projects that continue to address the future of arts infrastructures and audiences in North Africa and the Middle East, the latter being the ongoing theme of Platform 007. Essays by Toleen Touq and Oraib Toukan are published here for...

  • Ibraaz June Newsletter

    We are pleased to announce that the research question for Ibraaz's Platform 008, to be launched on November 6, 2014, is as follows: How do we effectively map the historical and contemporary relationships that exist between North Africa, the Middle East and the Global South?

  • Ibraaz Platform 008

    Ibraaz Platform 008 How do we effectively map the historical and contemporary relationships that exist between North Africa, the Middle East and the Global South?

  • Ibraaz May Newsletter

    Ibraaz is pleased to present a further tranche of Platform 007 responses to the following question: What is the future of arts infrastructures and audiences across North Africa and the Middle East? These include responses from Youmna Chlala, Sirine Fattouh, Sherri Wasserman, Nora Razian, Stéphanie Dadour, Judith Greer,...

  • Ibraaz Platform 007

    Future Imperfect (Part II): Building Institutions Through Practice. Ibraaz is pleased to announce the launch of Platform 007 , which will offer a comprehensive analysis of the following question from a variety of perspectives: What is the future of arts infrastructures and audiences across North Africa and the...

  • Jaou Tunis 2014

    Full details of the second edition of Jaou Tunis, taking place between 09–11 May at the Museé National du Bardo, Tunis, and various venues throughout the city.

  • Ibraaz April Newsletter

    Ibraaz is pleased to present the concluding interview for Platform 006, which examined the role of the archive in cultural production. In this interview, Lamia Joreige discusses her work with Anthony Downey and explores how it negotiates the legacy and apparent veracity of archives. This month, we also present video...

  • Ibraaz March Newsletter

    In the build up to the launch of Platform 007 in May, Ibraaz is pleased to present an essay on Algeria's artistic landscape by Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi and an interview with artist Ayşe Erkmen, both of which relate to 007's focus on the future of arts infrastructures and audiences in...

  • Ibraaz February Newsletter

    Ibraaz is pleased to publish interviews with Wael Shawky, Global Art Forum Commissioner Shumon Basar and Co-Directors Ala Younis and Omar Berrada, Elif Öner and Fulya Erdemci, curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, as well as a conversation between Walter D. Mignolo and Nevin Aladag. We are also pleased to...

  • Ibraaz/Kamel Lazaar Foundation announce online media partnership with Art Dubai's 2014 Global Art Forum

    Ibraaz/Kamel Lazaar Foundation are pleased to announce their role as online partner of the Global Art Forum 8 at Art Dubai 2014. Ibraaz will be streaming the forum live from Art Dubai, and publishing exclusive video interviews and individual panel discussions thereafter. Titled Meanwhile...History*, Global Art Forum 8 will explore...

  • Ibraaz Platform 007

    Ibraaz is pleased to release the remit for Platform 007, which addresses the main question: What is the future of arts infrastructures and audiences across North Africa and the Middle East? Confirmed participants in this platform include: Monira Al Qadiri, Amar Kanwar, Larissa Sansour, Bouchra...

  • Ibraaz January Newsletter

    Following on from the launch of Platform 006, Ibraaz is pleased to publish an extensive essay by Rona Sela examining the role of the archive in zones of conflict. Our content this month also includes conversations with Joe Namy and Akram Zataari, and artist projects by Setareh Shahbazi and Lawrence...

  • Best Wishes for 2014 from Ibraaz

    On behalf of the Kamel Lazaar Foundation and Ibraaz, we would like to wish all of our readers and supporters our best wishes for 2014.

  • Ibraaz December Newsletter

    This month, Ibraaz features further responses to our Platform 006 question, which addressed the role of the archive in developing and sustaining a critical and culturally located art history. We are also pleased to publish a report of the symposium Future Imperfect, organized by Ibraaz in collaboration with Tate Modern...

  • Ibraaz Platform 006

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce the launch of Platform 006, which explores the following question: What role can the archive play in developing and sustaining a critical and culturally located art history?

  • Ibraaz October Newsletter

    This month, Ibraaz published Ibraaz Talks with Trevor Paglen, Köken Ergun, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, and Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, staged at 13th Istanbul Biennial venue, SALT Beyoğlu. In addition, there are reviews of the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale and exhibitions at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York and the Delfina...

  • Ibraaz September Newsletter

    Ibraaz is pleased to release the full details of Future Imperfect, a symposium organised in collaboration with Tate Modern on the 9th of November 2013. This month, Ibraaz is also pleased to publish reviews and reports from Tunisia, Ramallah, Istanbul, London and New York, as well as two conversations from...

  • Symposium: Future Imperfect – Cultural Propositions and Global Perspectives

    Future Imperfect brings together an international line-up of artists, writers and cultural practitioners to consider ways in which artistic practices can help inform and shape collective futures. Through performances, interviews, panel discussions and a screening programme, contributors will highlight how present histories and institutions are being shaped through propositional speculations...

  • Ibraaz Talks at SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul

    During the opening of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Anne Ben Barbar Mıyım? or Mom, Am I Barbarian?, (14th September – 20th October 2013), Ibraaz will be collaborating with SALT in producing a series of discussions with artists Basim Magdy, Burak Arikan, Trevor Paglen, Köken Ergun, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler,...

  • Ibraaz August Newsletter

    This month, Ibraaz is pleased to publish the first installment in a series of stories written by Shuruq Harb collectively titled 'The One that Got Away', and a selection of edited recordings from the radio series 'Our Lines are Now Open: On the Poetics and Politics of Language', produced by...

  • Ibraaz July Newsletter

    Focusing on the recent upheavals in Istanbul, and upcoming events in Turkey, this month Ibraaz publishes an interview with the curator Fulya Erdemci (curator of the forthcoming Istanbul Biennial); an essay-report from Taksim's Gezi Park in Istanbul by Başak Ertür; and a series of in-depth interviews and conversations with Seth...

  • Ibraaz Platform 006

    What role can the archive play in developing and sustaining a critical and culturally located art history? Ibraaz will publish Platform 006 responses on the 2nd November 2013, and publicise these further at our upcoming Critical Art Forum at Tate Modern on 9th November 2013. We will also...

  • Ibraaz June Newsletter

    This month Ibraaz presents part two of an online version of The Incidental Insurgents, a project by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (currently showing in Points of Departure at the Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA, in London). We also publish conversations with Randa Mirza and Mounira Al Solh alongside two...

  • Regional vis-à-vis Global Discourses

    5th-6th July 2013, 9am-7pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Brunei Gallery In partnership with the London Middle East Institute, Ibraaz is pleased to present a two-day conference, Regional Vis-à-vis Global Discourses: Contemporary Art from the Middle East. The conference will examine the state and future of contemporary Middle Eastern art history...

  • Ibraaz May Newsletter

    Following on from the launch of Platform 005, Ibraaz is pleased to publish a multi-part interview with Tamara Chalabi, Reem Shather-Kubba and Jonathan Watkins on the Iraq Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, alongside discussions with Jeremy Hutchison, Nadia Ayari, and Adelita Husni-Bey, whose video, Alwan (2013) , is presented...

  • Renzo Martens

    Wednesday, 22nd May, 6-8pm The Institute for Human Activities has located its settlement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, eight hundred kilometers upstream from Kinshasa on the river Congo. Here, in one of the most burdened yet promising regions in the world, the Institute for Human Activities will launch...

  • Global Futures Forum 2013

    In partnership with Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art, Design & Media, Ibraaz presents a two-day public forum entitled '10 Years On: Art and Everyday Life in Iraq and Iran.' Panel discussions, keynote speeches and performances will explore issues about civil society, culture and everyday life in both countries....

  • Ibraaz Platform 005

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce the launch of Platform 005, which explores the following question: How has a globalised cultural economy affected the production of contemporary visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East? In response to this question, we publish essays, interviews, projects and responses by a number...

  • Ibraaz April Newsletter

    This April Ibraaz officially launches its reviews section, with critical reflections on exhibitions in Dubai, Beirut, Sharjah, London, Hong Kong and New York by writers including Malu Halasa, Fawz Kabra, Nat Muller, and Sheyma Buali. In interviews, we are pleased to publish a conversation with Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian on the...

  • Ibraaz March Newsletter

    This March, Ibraaz is pleased to publish the first interviews in a video series produced at Art Dubai. Ibraaz's Senior Editor Omar Kholeif talks to curator and critic Murtaza Vali and artist Basim Magdy about the subject of domesticity and science fiction respectively. Further conversations, with Sophia Al-Maria, Shuruq Harb,...

  • Ibraaz February Newsletter

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce an interview with, and a short film produced by, Caveh Zahedi (The Sheik and I, 2012). In Projects, we present the instruction manual to Tom Bogaert's Minecraft Mausoleum, a project that presents an interactive model of a mausoleum for Syria's president Bashar al-Assad. Elsewhere, readers...

  • Platform 005: Globalising Tactics in Contemporary Art

    In a globalised cultural economy, how have the demands of news media, journalism, cultural diplomacy and international market integration influenced and developed contemporary visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East?

  • Ibraaz January Newsletter

    This month Ibraaz commences the commissioning cycle for Platform 005, which will examine issues around globalisation and contemporary art. The question in full is as follows: In a globalised cultural economy, how have the demands of news media, journalism, cultural diplomacy, and international market integration influenced and developed contemporary visual...

  • Ibraaz December Newsletter

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce that Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Contemporary Art Practice in North Africa and the Middle East will be jointly published by I.B. Tauris and Ibraaz in October 2013. The theme draws on the historical contexts of new media in artistic practices and considers how social...

  • Ibraaz November Newsletter

    Following the publication of Ibraaz's Platform 004, November saw the launch of our partnership with the book publisher I.B Tauris. At an event hosted by the Delfina Foundation, we announced that a selection of essays from Platform 004 and other commissioned material will be published by I.B. Tauris in 2013...

  • Ibraaz Platform 004 Launch

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce the launch of Platform 004 alongside the re-launch of its online publishing forum. Ibraaz Version 2.0 has been designed to reflect the significant amount of content on our site and encourage the use of our ever-expanding archive. New features such as the 'Related Content' and...

  • Press Release: Media and Artistic Practices in the Middle East and North Africa

    In conjunction with Frieze VIP event­s, Ibraaz and Iniva are pleased to present a lecture-performance by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige. The performance will be followed by a Q&A session chaired by Anthony Downey (Editor, Ibraaz). The lecture-performance Aida, Save Me explores the urgency and constraints that emerge in the...

  • Ibraaz September Newsletter

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce it is hosting a lecture-performance by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige at Rivington Place in London on the 11th of October, in conjunction with the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) and Frieze VIP events. The lecture-performance Aida, Save Me relates the tale of an...

  • Ibraaz Platform 004 Announced

    With the benefit of hindsight, what role does new media play in artistic practices, activism, and as a tool for social change in the Middle East and North Africa today?

  • Ibraaz August Newsletter

    For August, Ibraaz has published two videos by the anonymous Syrian group Masasit Mati, a collective of actors and artists who have been voicing their criticisms of the Assad regime with videos of puppet shows uploaded to YouTube entitled Top Goon: Diaries of a Little Dictator. These video works are...

  • Ibraaz July Newsletter

    Ibraaz is pleased to announce the question for its upcoming Platform 004, to be published in November 2012, is as follows: 'With the benefit of hindsight, what role does new and emerging media play in artistic practices, activism and as a tool for social change in the Middle East and...

  • Ibraaz June Newsletter

    In our interview for June, Palestinian artist Taysir Batniji discusses his recent video Ma mère, David et moi, 2012, which premiered at the Cinéma du Réel festival at the Centre Pompidou this past March, with independent curator Silke Schmickl. Composed of videos, photographic images, and TV recordings, alongside images from...

  • Ibraaz May Newsletter

    We are pleased to announce that Ibraaz platform 003 was by far our most successful to date, attracting readers from across the world and almost doubling our readership since our launch. Whilst this was testament to the quality of our contributors and the overwhelming response to our platform 003 question,...

  • Ibraaz Platform 003 Launch

    Initiated by the Kamel Lazaar Foundation in 2011, Ibraaz has reached its first year of production since launching at the Venice Biennale last year. With the launch of Platform 003, Ibraaz will have published over 200 contributors in less than 12 months, with material ranging from platform responses to essays...

  • April Newsletter

    In an exclusive video interview, Nat Muller, curator of the 2012 Abraaj Capital Art Prize (ACAP), talks to recipient artist Raed Yassin about the manipulation of popular culture in his work and his barbed interpretations of historical narratives. In a conversation with Angela Harutyunyan, Jasmina Metwaly discusses the ambivalence of...

  • Ibraaz February Newsletter

    In a recently pulished video interview, Shezad Dawood speaks to Ibraaz's Contributing Editor Sara Raza about his multi-faceted practice encompassing film, textiles, prints and sculpture through which he explores ideas of mutability and hybridity. In addition, Syrian-born poet Adonis speaks to Ibraaz's Laura Allsop about his origins as a poet,...

  • Platform 003 Call for Submissions Announced

    Ibraaz would like to announce its upcoming Platform 003 Question: Can artistic practices offer insights into and simultaneously negotiate the demands of cultural institutions, the politics of public space, and the ideal of civil society in the MENA region? For the first time, Ibraaz is opening its platform question...

  • Art & Patronage Summit

    Over two days in early January, through four keynote lectures, six panel discussions, a performance, a film screening and numerous coffee breaks, the first Art & Patronage Summit aimed to inspire a commitment through knowledge to benefit artists and develop and support arts institutions in the Middle East. Opening the...

  • January Newsletter

    On the occasion of Rabih Mroué's US debut at PS122's COIL Festival in New York, Ibraaz publishes an exclusive interview with the Beirut-based artist about his new 'lecture-performance' The Pixelated Revolution. Ibraaz has also published the third installment of Libyan artist and ceramicist Hadia Gana's diary, which she has...

  • December Newsletter

    In an exclusive video interview, artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke discusses her practice with Ibraaz's Associate Editor Lina Lazaar, explorating the artist's interests in tracing elided histories and submerged voices. Recently published is a video documenting Reza Aramesh's recent exhibition, Them Who Dwell on the Earth, at One Marylebone, London, which includes...

  • Platform 002 Launch Newsletter

    Originally launched as part of the 54th Venice Bienniale in June 2011, and in conjunction with its first publication The Future of a Promise, Ibraaz has since expanded its remit to include Interviews and Projects, alongside its Essays and Platform sections. For Platform 002, we posed the relatively open question:...

  • October Newsletter

    Ibraaz would like to congratulate Coline Milliard on her position as UK Editor for Louise Blouin Media and introduce new Managing Editor Laura Allsop, alongside the Contributing Editors Amira Gad, Sara Raza, Ghalya Saadawi, Rachida Triki and Murtaza Vali.

  • Ibraaz Launch Venice

    Ibraaz's launch at the 54th Venice Biennale on 1 June 2011 was met with an overwhelming response. Coinciding with the opening of The Future of a Promise (curated by Ibraaz's Associate Editor Lina Lazaar), we launched our web research forum and first publication, the latter being the eponymous catalogue for...