Come celebrate the launch of ArteEast’s Summer 2016 Quarterly Magazine! Edited by Mirene Arsanios, this retrospective issue comprises six texts culled from the Quarterly’s archive. Focusing on language—institutional language, poetic essays, press reviews, fragments and notes, and on the zine as an active interface for language games and narrative plots— the featured texts reflect on language as a cultural and ideological construct as well as a medium for rupture and experimentation. Contributors include Rasha Salti and Omar Amiralay, Nida Ghouse, Brian Rogers, Beirut, Kirsten Scheid, and Haytham El Wardany.
Transcript By Harriet Lindeman: Live interview with Dalia Baassiri. 7/1/16 Full video on ArteEast Official Facebook Page. Sihem: Alright, hi, welcome, so this is our first live Facebook interview with one of our ArteEast residents, Dalia Baassiri! Dalia is an ArteEast resident artist with Residency Unlimited – we are here right now in their studio […]
Join us with ArteEast Artists-in-Residence, Labanese artists Dalia Baassiri, Lara Tabet and Egypitian artist Bassem Yousri for a conversation on working within the rapidly shifting social and political climates of the vibrant cities they call home. The conversation will be moderated by Lebanese photographer Rhea Karam, whose work “Breathing Walls” documents the relationship between the […]
Dia Batal has developed a multidisciplinary approach, creating context specific work, mostly designed for physical interaction. This style harmoniously brings the art of calligraphy, the functionality of design and the meaning of words with the use and form of the Arabic language.
Applications are now open for the Abraaj Group Art Prize, the most significant art prize in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.Artists from the region are invited to apply with a proposal for a new $100,000 commission that will be revealed at Art Dubai 2017. Artists Mid-career artists from the Middle East, North Africa or […]
“Arguably, the exponential proliferation of still and moving images has relentlessly pushed against the boundaries of what is deemed provocative, untenable, unacceptable. Today, the global mainstream audience seems numbed with regards to the pain of others and the abominations of war. The filmed (and suspiciously, meticulously art directed) execution videos produced by ISIS are a […]
Chronic is the second chapter of If Not For That Wall, our long term project on different forms of imprisonment. Articulated in fragments, the exhibition, film program, talks and book readings that form part of the six week program question the power of differentiation between the “sane” and the “pathological”.
This is the first major survey of Hatoum’s work in the UK, covering 35 years from her early radical performances and video pieces, to sculptures and large-scale installations. Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, she settled in England in 1975. Through the juxtaposition of opposites such as beauty and horror, Hatoum engages us in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination.
Nada Sehnaoui's labour-intensive artistic practice hinges predominantly on repetition, underlining the importance of time and process inherent to the act of remembering or forgetting. In doing so, she recalls and reiterates personal and collective acts of resilience that is symbolic of war, political instability and crisis. This exhibition includes pieces of Sehnaoui's iconic series Peindre L'Orient Le Jour (1999) that are exhibited for the first time outside Lebanon.
Initiated by Ashkal Alwan in 2006 and supported by Robert A. Matta Foundation, Video Works is a grant and screening platform aimed at supporting the development, production and diffusion of new projects by artists and filmmakers residing in Lebanon.