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  • Mass Individualism: A Form of Multitude

    Rahel Aima reviews <i>Mass Individualism: A Form of Multitude</i>, an exhibition at Tehran's Ab Anbar gallery that brought together nine artists of Iranian origin. Curator Azadeh Zaferani invokes the Hellenic <em>polis</em> and contrasts this ideal within the context of Iran, a country where the tension between public and private remains...

  • Stéphanie Saadé

    Rahel Aima reviews a recent exhibition by Stéphanie Saadé at Grey Noise Gallery, Dubai. In this exhibition, the artist evoked memories of experiences of the Lebanese Civil war. 'The past memory is no longer accessible, but now mirrors the present reality,' Saadé explains in a text accompanying the show. 'The...

  • Tracing Dissent at the Margins of Empire

    This paper is part of the research project 'The Pan-Arab Hangover', which focuses on the lingering ruins of Arab nationalism and how it plays out in the region's contemporary cultural production. It looks at Arabism's parent ideologies – notably German romanticism and idealism – and how 'unified Arabism' in art,...