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Ibraaz July Newsletter

007 / 29 July 2014

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 the first time, alongside projects by Caline Aoun and Mohamed Abdelkarim. We are also publishing an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, and reviews and reports from London, New York, Berlin and Tunis.



Paul Vandenbroeck


'Neither identification with an institution nor disengagement from an institution guarantees fluid, sensitive attitudes and openmindedness.'

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'We, the Intellectuals'

Oraib Toukan


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Informal Domains

Toleen Touq


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The Future of Smart Technology is In Your Hands

Caline Aoun


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Two Stories Distorted

Mohamed Abdelkarim


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Intervening Space: From the Intimate to the World

Sheyma Buali


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Imed Jemaïel’s talismanic paintings

Amel Bo


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GCC: Achievements in Retrospective

Leili Sreberny-Mohammadi


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Basma Alsharif: The Doppelgänger

Jesi Khadivi


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Stephanie Bailey


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Over the next few months, Ibraaz will continue to publish 007 content, including essays by Mirene Arsanios, Tina Sherwell, George Katodrytis, Alya Sebti, and Reema Fadda, projects by Isak Berbic and Oraib Toukan, as well as interviews with Koyo Kouoh and Meriç Algün Ringborg, alongside reviews from across the region.


This material and newly commissioned essays will be published in volume 03 of our visual culture series, titled Future Imperfect: Global Strategies and Cultural Propositions (IB Tauris/Ibraaz Publishing, forthcoming, May 2015), alongside a directory mapping cultural practitioners and institutions across the Maghreb region.

The first volume in this series, Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practices in North Africa and the Middle Eastedited by Anthony Downeywill be published next month in London.

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