Jerusalem Show VII: Report
In this report of the seventh iteration of The Jerusalem Show, entitled Fractures, Reema Salha Fadda and Nour K Sacranie examine the complex questions thrown up in participating in the exhibition, either as artists or spectators, and explore the notion of accessibility to culture in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
10 Years On: Art and Everyday Life in Iraq and Iran
In partnership with Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art, Design and Media, Ibraaz hosted a two-day conference (7th-8th June 2013) '10 Years On: Art and Everyday Life in Iraq and Iran' exploring civil society, art practices, culture and everyday life in Iraq and Iran 10 years after the US-lead...
The Art Of Dialogue
There has been, according to the Egyptian philantropist and investor, Shafiq Gabr, a gradual erosion in understanding between the so-called 'East' and the 'West' that has resulted in a series of dangerous caricatures ossifying into facts. To counter, or at least foster a better level of understanding, and thus ameliorate...
Pascal Hachem lives and works in Beirut, where he is Creative Director of Pslab and Design Instructor at the American University of Beirut. In this interview with Nour Sacranie, Hachem talks about the political, the mechanical and the temporal in his artistic practice within the context of working under the...
First Paradise Then the World
Lost in Paradise at Loft Sévigné (14–25 November, 2012) brings together five contemporary artists of differing cultural and religious backgrounds to explore the role of spirituality in their practices. Organized by A&E projects, which specialises in contemporary art from China, India and Iran, curators Arianne Levene and Églantine de Ganay...
/A.R.I.A/ (Artist Residency in Algiers)
It was through a number of conversations with international artists in the last few years that the artist Zineb Sedira – who was born in France to Algerian parents – came to identify an interest in Algerian history and culture but at the same time a lack of knowledge and...
BRISMES Graduate Section Annual Conference 2012
Established in 1973, The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) is the leading umbrella organisation for Middle Eastern and North African Studies in the UK. Partnering with London School of Economics' Middle East Centre, this year's BRISMES graduate conference, entitled Change and Continuity in the Middle East, invited Master's...
London Palestine Film Festival 2012
This year's Palestine Film Festival in London celebrated 100 years of filmmaking in Palestine with the finest repertoire of films seen since the festival's inception in 1998. The festival opened with Man Without a Cell Phone (2010) a 'generational comedy', which was followed by a question and answer session with...
The New Arab
This symposium, The New Arab: Art and Culture in the ‘Imagined’ Arab World, accompanied the show Subversion at Manchester’s Cornerhouse Gallery and was chaired by its curator Omar Kholeif. Opening the discussion with an introduction into the initial thoughts and ideas behind the exhibition, Kholeif cited a ‘catalytic conversation’ between...