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Ibraaz February Newsletter

006 / 27 February 2014

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 present a project commissioned especially for Platform 006 by Elif Öner and Vincent Rozenberg: historicalfuturemuseum.org, and reviews from Rabat, Berlin and London.



Narrative Treatments

Wael Shawky in conversation with Stephanie Bailey


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Shumon Basar, Ala Younis and Omar Berrada in conversation with Sheyma Buali


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An Artwork is not just a Passive Object You Hang on Your Wall

Elif Öner in conversation with Derya Yücel


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Nevin Aladağ in conversation with Walter Mignolo


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After the Biennial

Fulya Erdemci in conversation with Basak Senova


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The Use of Social Media as a Dated Document and its Prospect as an Archive

Elif Öner and Vincent Rozenberg


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We Are What We Eat

Stephanie Bailey


The Politics of Food at Delfina Foundation

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Flash Frozen Fire

Dorothea Schoene


Haleh Redjaian at Arratia Beer Gallery

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Ways of Un-seeing

Nahrain Al-Mousawi


Georgia Kotretsos at L'appartement22, Rabat

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Notes on Women in Iranian Art

Tara Aghdashloo


A review on the presence of women in contemporary Iranian art

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In March, Ibraaz Editor-in-Chief Anthony Downey will be taking part in a two-day symposium on the state of global art publishing at the American University of Beirut, Critical Machines. The symposium will take place at AUB on 7 and 8 March. It accompanies the exhibition of the same name currently on show at
the American University of Beirut Art Galleries.

Ibraaz and the Kamel Lazaar Foundation are pleased to announce that they are the online media partners, alongside the International New York Times, for Art Dubai's 2014 Global Art Forum.  Ibraaz will be streaming the forum live from the Dubai venues, and publishing exclusive video interviews with the panellists, individual panel discussions, and bilingual transcriptions.


Titled Meanwhile...History*Global Art Forum 8 will explore a timeline of turning points in history – significant decades, years, days, minutes or seconds that shifted an understanding of the world. Co-directed by curator-translator Omar Berrada of Dar al-Ma'mun and artist Ala Younis, and commissioned by writer Shumon Basar, the forum will also reflect on the philosophy and fiction of making history matter.


Global Art Forum 8 will take place at Katara Art CenterDoha, on 15 and 16 March, and at Art DubaiMina A' Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, from 19 to 21 March. For the full programme, see below.


The Kamel Lazaar Foundation is also pleased to announce the launch of its quarterly newsletter. Sign up to receive regular news on the foundation's activities and events, updates on artists' research projects and collection highlights.




Banner image: Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, Best Wishes #4, 2010. Tirage Iambda couleur, contrecolle sur aluminium. Courtesy of the artist & Galerie In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc, Paris



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