Where to Now: Shifting Regional Dynamics and Cultural Production in North Africa and the Middle East
Platform 010 Editorial
Ibraaz Editor-in-Chief Anthony Downey closes Platform 010 with a reflection on the regional politics of cultural production and what, if anything, they disclose about the politics of global cultural production today?
'I favour to look at archives non-chronologically,' writes Ibraaz Contributing Editor Ala Younis, 'Partly because of impatience and un-imagination, but mainly because I do not want archives/collections to be didactic through the logic of relatedness...' In this wide-ranging essay, Younis imagines the potential within the themes of Ibraaz Platform 010 at its close.
'Invisible architecture is alive even when it is dead,' writes Doa Aly. 'I'm looking at the buildings in Rana ElNemr's photographs, pondering the roots of desire, the action of multicellular organs collectively carrying out a common function.'
Creating Intimacies: On the Spring Sessions Programme in Amman
Toleen Touq in conversation with Reema Salha Fadda
Toleen Touq, co-founder of Spring Sessions talks about the evolution of Spring Sessions, an annual three-month art residency programme in Amman.
In this conversation, musician and visual artist Cevdet Erek talks about his practice through sound, biennals, and public installation to Başak Şenova.
In this conversation between Hammad Nasar, former Head of Research & Programmes at Asia Art Archive, and Reema Salha Fadda, Commissioning Editor at Ibraaz, the two discuss a particular Walid Raad intervention as a starting point for questions of art historiography and the role of art-making.