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Language Documents: Texts from ArteEast’s Quarterly Archives
Language Documents: Texts from ArteEast’s Quarterly Archives

Summer 2016 | ArteZine

There are sentences written ten years ago that can no longer be written; things I wrote yesterday, I may have a hard time repeating today. The act of writing is tethered to its moment, a brief instant relative to the lifespan of the sentence itself. What we write may survive us, and so when writing […]

Don’t Drink the Sea Water: On Madness and the Mediterranean
Don’t Drink the Sea Water: On Madness and the Mediterranean

Summer 2016 | ArteZine

  3 Last night I met a friend from years ago. We were, once more, all over again, not knowing what our bodies remembered, almost new to each other. As though nothing bad had happened. And then again tonight, from across the table, our drinks between us, I noticed – “What’s that ring on your […]

The Press Dossier: Reception and Production of an Artist and her Audience
The Press Dossier: Reception and Production of an Artist and her Audience

Summer 2016 | ArteZine

A clear plastic bag bursting with papers of various yellows and grays – this is what Saloua Raouda Choucair reached for in the cupboard next to her bed. She pulled out of it press reviews of her work and interviews conducted with her over the past forty years. Her favorites were at the top of […]

A Series Of Institutional Terms:  Mirroring Language, Extending Dictionaries
A Series Of Institutional Terms: Mirroring Language, Extending Dictionaries

Summer 2016 | Gallery

  Bilingual English/ Arabic art publications, Cover photos pasted on wood, various format collected by Fehras Publishing Practices, 2015-16 A few months ago, we at Fehras Publishing Practices began looking at a phenomenon of the past decade we refer to as “the transformation of modern Arabic in the context of the rise of Arab cultural […]

Nadi al-Sinama in Damascus, or when Cinema Wielded Power to Threaten the Social Order
Nadi al-Sinama in Damascus, or when Cinema Wielded Power to Threaten the Social Order

Summer 2016 | ArteZine

Rasha Salti interviews Omar Amiralay How did the ciné-club begin? It was founded in 1952 by a man whose name was Dr. Haddad, if my memory serves me right, he was a French-language professor at the university. The Damascus Ciné-club was instituted to show films to catholic schools students, in other words, it was part […]

Nature is Our Body: Editorial Note
Nature is Our Body: Editorial Note

Spring 2016 | ArteZine

The spring issue of ArteZine, titled Nature is Our Body, sets on to explore a series of artistic and cultural practices from Turkey and the Middle East that critically engage with the Earth's resilience in regenerating our relationship with its vital resources, such as land, water, air, plants, food and ecosystems.

The Woman’s Tent: Plot for an Imaginary Exhibition
The Woman’s Tent: Plot for an Imaginary Exhibition

Spring 2016 | ArteZine

“The Woman’s Tent” is a fictitious exhibition featuring two historic works by artist Nil Yalter ― Nomad’s Tent (Topak Ev/La Yourte): A Study of Private, Public, and Feminine Spaces (1973) and Shaman (1979) – that revolves around the shamanic cultures of Anatolia. Central to this curatorial imaginary are the local traditions and rituals dating back […]

And Yet My Mask is Powerful
And Yet My Mask is Powerful

Spring 2016 | ArteZine

We are, I am, you are by cowardice or courage the ones who find our way back to this scene carrying a knife, a camera a book of myths in which our names do not appear* The clearing. We find ourselves in the wreck, once again and then again. A perpetual crisis that leaves us […]

Christian Palestinian Archive: A Project by Dor Guez
Christian Palestinian Archive: A Project by Dor Guez

Spring 2016 | Gallery

During the summer of 2014 I traveled to Israel for six weeks under the auspices of an Artport curatorial residency to work with artist and historian Dor Guez. It was a rather open-ended visit as far as a concrete collaboration was concerned. We had met before, both in New York and Israel, and decided we […]

Reimagining Nature as Culture: Expanding the boundaries of making and thinking of art in the Anthropocene
Reimagining Nature as Culture: Expanding the boundaries of making and thinking of art in the Anthropocene

Spring 2016 | ArteZine

“Perhaps, the moon landing was one of the most demoralizing events in history” Robert Smithson “We are being exposed to a catastrophe of meaning. Let’s not hurry to hide this exposure under pink, blue, red or black silks. Let us remain exposed, and let us think about what is happening to us: Let us think […]

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