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Ibraaz September Newsletter

007 / 9 September 2014

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 an extended response to the question of how art practices can map critical realities and educate future institutions. Further expanding on our Platform 007 theme are interviews with Foundland and Raed Yassin, and a project by Isak Berbic


Redha Moali


In a globalized and quite complex world we need 'tools' to help shape our societies. This is what art institutions could be: giant toolboxes!

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The Future of Art in the Age of Militarized De-Production

Reema Fadda


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Making Stories Visible

Anahi Alviso-Marino


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Visualizing Displacement

Foundland in conversation with Nat Muller


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Transmission Systems

Raed Yassin in conversation with Stephanie Bailey


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There, before

Isak Berbic


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Elsa Despiney


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Following the launch on 5 September 2014, of Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practices, edited by Anthony Downey, we are pleased to announce the final list of contributors for Volume 02. Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East, to be published in May 2015, will include contributions from Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, John Akomfrah, Jananne Al-Ani, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Héla Ammar, Shaina Anand, Burak Arikan, Ariella Azoulay, Sussan Babaie, Timothy Cooper, Joshua Craze, Laura Cugusi, Ania Dabrowska, Nick Denes, Chad Elias, Media Farzin and Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, Mariam Ghani, Gulf Labor, Tom Holert, Adelita Husni-Bey, Maryam Jafri, Guy Mannes-Abbott, Shaheen Merali, Amina Menia, Naeem Mohaiemen, Mariam Motamedi Fraser, pad.ma, Lucie Ryzova, Lucien Samaha, and Rona Sela


Ibraaz will continue to publish content around Platform 007 until the end of October, including essays by Tina Sherwell and George Katodrytis, an interview with Koyo Kouoh, as well as a project by Mohamed Fariji. 


We are currently preparing for the launch of Platform 008, which responds to the following question:


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


Contributors include Rahel Aima, Mirene Arsanios, Youmna Chlala, Shezad Dawood, Farida El-Gazzar, Nida Ghouse, Natasha Ginwala, Ariel Hassan, Malak Helmy, Amar Kanwar, Gilles Kepel, Lara Khaldi, Taus Makhacheva, Ahmad Makia, Walter D. Mignolo, Uriel Orlow, Rozana Palazyan, Nikos Papastergiadis, Fernando Resende, Stephen Sheehi, Mounira al Solh, Tirdad Zolghdar, amongst others. To read the full platform remit, please follow this link: http://www.ibraaz.org/news/98



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