October 11 @ 7pm @ UnionDocs: Join us for a screening of In the Last Days of the City! A conversation with filmmaker Tamer El Said and writer/critic Kaelen Wilson-Goldie will follow the film screening. Tamer El Said’s ambitious debut feature tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, United 93, Green Zone, The Square) as he struggles to capture the sou of a city on edge while facing loss in his own life. Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin during the two years before the outbreak of revolution in Egypt, the film’s multi-layered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity. Organized by ArteEast/UnionDocs Venue: UnionDocs : 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Join us Tuesday, August 7, 7pm at UnionDocs for an evening with Egyptian filmmaker Aida ElKashef, in conversation with Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division. The evening will feature a sneak preview of Aida ElKashef’s The Day I Ate The Fish, the feature documentary in-progress revisits stories of women behind bars in Egypt’s infamous women’s prison, Al Qanater, convicted of murdering their husbands. The evening will include a screening of ElKashef’s activist video work with Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment (OpAntiSH), active in Egypt during the revolution to combat sexual harrassment and sexual assaults of female protestors in Tahrir Square.
Join us on Wednesday, June 27 at 7pm for the culminating evening in this season’s ArteEast series Films, Facts, and Fiction to be held at e-flux. The evening features a selection of short films by Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind, Ghassan Salhab and Mohamed Soueid, Monira al-Qadiri, and Ayman Nahle, and a music video coda by Meriem Bennani. Sampling an array of genres from science-fiction to the essay film, documentary détournement, and the music video, the five works, each in their own way, perform a subtle queering of place—political or intimate, made up or registered. Some are funny, and all are touching.
Join us at e-flux on Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm for the second evening of ArteEast’s spring screening series Films, Facts, and Fiction. The evening features Eric Baudelaire’s latest film Also Known As Jihadi (2017), followed by a video broadcast by the filmmaker recorded especially for the event, and live responses to the film by Alia Ayman […]
Friday, April 27, 7pm e-flux 311 E Broadway New York, NY 10002 Join us on Friday, April 27 at 7pm at e-flux in New York City for Films, Facts, and Fiction—the first in a series of screenings presented by ArteEast to be held ate-flux this spring. The evening features a selection of short films by Michael Rakowitz, […]
Artists Basmah Felemban and Poonam Jain in conversation with curator Sarah El Adl at Art Week Majlis Talks, Dubai on Friday, March 23, 2018.
ArteEast is pleased to announce the launch of our 2017 online benefit auction, hosted on the Al Bahie platform. The auction, featuring 29 works of art by artists from the Middle East and North Africa and their diasporas, will provide major support to ArteEast’s programs to support contemporary creative expression in the MENA region, including […]
ArteEast, in its capacity as a partner of Asia Contemporary Art Week, is pleased to announce two collaborations as part of this year’s ACAW platform, now in its 12th edition. Curated and edited in its second iteration by Osman Can Yerebakan as a publication of ArteEast’s Quarterly journal, Asia Contemporary Art Week’s online journal FIELD […]
ArteEast is pleased to co-host, together with the Consulate of the United Arab Emirates in New York City, an Authors Talk for 14-year-old Emirati author, Aysha Al Naqbi – the youngest published author from the U.A.E. Moderated by Bill Bragin, Executive Artistic Director of The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and leading figure in the arts in […]
Join us for an exploration of APF Fellow and ArteEast Artist-in-Residence Rashwan Abdelbaki's work at the Manhattan Graphics Center. Rashwan is a Syrian-born multi-media artist specializing in painting, etching, and engraving.This event is free, and open to the public. Rashwan is a Syrian-born multi-media artist specializing in painting, etching, and engraving.This event is free, and open to the public.