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  • Vogue Arabia – “ArteEast’s Urgent Mission to Save Arab Film”

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    “Facing a world with heightened xenophobia, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant rhetoric, ArteEast’s mission is more important now than ever,” says Ellen Brooks Shehata, board president of ArteEast. Founded in 2003, ArteEast is a New York-based cultural institution specializing in Middle Eastern film programming. It is operated by a diverse board with backgrounds in academia, finance, and non-for-profit […]

  • Festival of Cinema NYC – Monuments & Flowers

    Posted: Aug 01, 2019

    Monuments & Flowers brings together a selection of seminal video work culled from the archives of ArteEast with the work of contemporary voices.

  • ArteEast and apexart present: A Guided Tour by the Artists in Their Absence
    ArteEast and apexart present: A Guided Tour by the Artists in Their Absence

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    For this public event, artists from the "Occupational Hazards" exhibition have added their voices to the gallery space. While their works are here, for many of the artists, travel to the United States is severely challenged or prohibited--whether by cost, visa regulations, or current travel bans. Join apexart and ArteEast on a guided tour of Occupational Hazards presented by the artists in their absence: incorporating the stories behind the works and experiences and challenges of artists working in the Middle East today, in their own words.

  • ArteEast Spring Benefit
    ArteEast Spring Benefit

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    ARTEEAST SPRING BENEFIT Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:30 PM at Postmasters Gallery 54 Franklin Street, New York, NY Join us for a festive evening of mezze and drinks and live music! Featuring a special performance by Nadah El Shazly and the New York debut of Noma Omran   BENEFIT HOST COMMITTEE* Omar Berrada Nathaniel Bowditch and […]

  • Poets, Painters, Rebels, Spies: On Art and the (A)political in Beirut  A joint book launch and conversation with Robyn Creswell and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
    Poets, Painters, Rebels, Spies: On Art and the (A)political in Beirut A joint book launch and conversation with Robyn Creswell and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

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    ArteEast and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies present: Poets, Painters, Rebels, Spies: On Art and the (A)political in Beirut A joint book launch and conversation with Robyn Creswell and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie Feb 12 @ 6pm Reception to follow 255 Sullivan St (at Washington Square South)

  • Syrian Film Program at Queens Museum, in association with AFI’s Executive (Dis)Order: Art, Displacement, & the Ban exhibition
    Syrian Film Program at Queens Museum, in association with AFI’s Executive (Dis)Order: Art, Displacement, & the Ban exhibition

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    Join us for a special film program organized by ArteEast, featuring two Syrian films – one animated short and a feature film in association with Artistic Freedom Initiative’s Community Partnership Exhibtion: Executive (Dis)Order: Art, Displacement, & the Ban The screenings will be held on December 16th and repeated on January 19th, both days at 3 […]

  • PANEL DISCUSSION: CAIRO STORIES: IDEOLOGICAL, CULTURAL & ECONOMIC ISSUES FACING WOMEN IN EGYPT TODAY
    PANEL DISCUSSION: CAIRO STORIES: IDEOLOGICAL, CULTURAL & ECONOMIC ISSUES FACING WOMEN IN EGYPT TODAY

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    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)

  • In the Last Days of the City – screening and conversation with filmmaker Tamer El Said and critic Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
    In the Last Days of the City – screening and conversation with filmmaker Tamer El Said and critic Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

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    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)

    Date: Sep 05, 2018 - Nov 02, 2018

    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

  • An evening with Egyptian filmmaker Aida ElKashef in conversation with Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch
    An evening with Egyptian filmmaker Aida ElKashef in conversation with Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch

    Posted: Jul 31, 2018

    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.

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