October 16, 6:30 pm, NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, 255 Sullivan Street How are women in today’s Egypt navigating the structures of the nation state: social systems, economic responsibility, and familial ties in a changing urban landscape? This panel brings together leading journalists, urban scholars, and artists to discuss the current political and social climate in Cairo. Speakers: Lina Attalah, Publisher of Mada Masr Judith Barry, Artist, Professor | Director of the ACT program at MIT Mona El-Naggar,The New York Times, Senior Producer, International Video Omnia Khalil, PhD student, Anthropology, City University of New York (CUNY), Co-founder of 10 Tooba| Applied Research on the Built Environment (Cairo)
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
ArteEast is a proud Consortium Partner of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW)— a dynamic citywide educational and curatorial platform presenting its 13th Edition from Sept. 5th – Nov. 2nd, 2018. The season offers cutting-edge exhibitions, studio visits, innovative projects, provocative dialogues and more! For more information go to: www.acaw.info
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.
Contribute now to help support July artist residency in NYC for Egyptian Filmmaker Aida ElKashef Support Aida's work on "The Day I Ate The Fish": the feature documentary revisits stories of women behind bars in Egypt’s infamous women’s prison, Al Qanater, convicted of murdering their husbands.
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.
Shabnam Yousefian was born in Tehran, Iran in 1982. She started drawing and painting at age seven and pursued oil painting professionally at age sixteen under the supervision of a prominent instructor. After graduating high school, Shabnam capitulated to social expectations and attended Azad University in Tehran to study Microbiology. However, she continued painting and […]