Ibraaz Platform 010 | Where to Now?
Shifting Regional Dynamics and Cultural Production in North Africa and the Middle East
Ibraaz Platform 010, which marks our fifth year of research and publishing, will run from May 2016 to April 2017 and consider the following question: what might the regional politics of cultural production across North Africa and the Middle East tell us about the politics of global cultural production today? Underwriting this research is an all-too-pertinent inquiry: what are the most urgent issues affecting cultural production in and around the region today? To outline potential horizons for further investigation, we have invited writers, artists, curators, activists and filmmakers to respond to the issues at hand, including Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Barrak Alzaid, Kim Beamish, David Birkin, Tom Bogaert, Rachel Dedman, Elizabeth Derderian, Louis Henderson, Natasha Hoare, Fawz Kabra, Göksu Kunak, Soren Lind, Nat Muller, Larissa Sansour, Nida Sinnokrot, TandemWorks, Christine Tohme, and Nathan Witt.
In June, Ibraaz will be celebrating its fifth anniversary by releasing a series of Platform 010 responses by Talinn Grigor, Alex Dika Seggerman, Octavian Esanu, Iftikhar Dadi, Burcu Pelvanoğlu, and Sabrina DeTurk, essays by Pamela Karimi, Patricia Triki and Christine Bruckbauer, and conversations with Ahmet Ögüt, Angela Harutyunyan, Louis Henderson, Nataša Petresin-Bachelez, Nora Razian, Omar Qattan, and Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh. We will also present a series of projects and channel videos by Temporary Art Platform residency artists, as well as video of the Warehouse Project Talks staged by Vikrem Divecha at Warehouse 82 in Dubai's Alserkal Avenue Warehouse in March and April 2016.