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  • Seminar: “Denormalizing Bodies. Rehearsing Citizenship,” Ashkal Alwan
    Seminar: “Denormalizing Bodies. Rehearsing Citizenship,” Ashkal Alwan

    Date: Feb 01, 2016 - Mar 02, 2016

    Relating to the ongoing debate on the interconnections between art, society and the public, Denormalizing Bodies. Rehearsing Citizenship will focus on the body’s capacity for action whithin these dynamics.

  • Hysterical Choir of The Frightened
    Hysterical Choir of The Frightened

    Publication: Ibraaz | Posted: Mar 10, 2016

    "On 25 January 2014, thousands of people gathered in Tahrir Square to celebrate the third anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. On that day, only the supporters of the army and the actions of its commander in chief were admitted into the square. The Muslim Brotherhood and opposition protests taking place in the vicinity were immediately crushed with tear gas and live ammunition. The proximity of the celebrations and the killings led many journalists to call it a day of 'death and dance'. The festive crowd was likened to a 'hysterical choir of fear'."

  • ArteEast Review: Jihan El-Tahri’s “Nasser”
    ArteEast Review: Jihan El-Tahri’s “Nasser”

    Posted: Mar 09, 2016

    Nasser, a documentary by director Jihan El-Tahri, was recently screened as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s “Doc FortNight 2016” in collaboration with the African Film Festival. Nasser is the first part of the already completed trilogy, which further interrogates the eras of Anwar El-Sadat and Hosny Mubarak, “Egypt’s modern Pharaohs.”

  • Meeting: March Meeting 2016: Education, Engagement and Participation

    Date: Mar 12, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016

    March Meeting 2016 (MM 2016) will consider how institutions, initiatives, curators and artists have increasingly prioritised their relationships with audiences and communities through current thinking around ideas of education, engagement and participation.

  • I Saved My Belly Dancer
    I Saved My Belly Dancer

    Publication: Reorient | Posted: Feb 23, 2016

    Youssef Nabil’s hand-coloured homage to Egypt’s Golden Age and the art of the belly dancer. Nabil’s oeuvre is an act of self-preservation, but also an act of preserving a history beyond that of his own: the history of a country and culture

  • Musicians Syndicate moves against ‘Satanist’ metal concerts

    Publication: Mada Masr | Posted: Feb 21, 2016

    The Musicians Syndicate attempted to shut down two “Satanist parties” held in Cairo on Saturday night, according to syndicate head Hany Shaker, citing a Western conspiracy to corrupt young Egyptians.

  • Art Fair: Art Dubai 2016
    Art Fair: Art Dubai 2016

    Date: Mar 16, 2016 - Mar 19, 2016

    Art Dubai is the leading inter­national art fair in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The tenth edition of the fair takes place March 16-19, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Taking place each year in March, Art Dubai 2016 features the largest and most internationally diverse line up to date, hosting 94 galleries from 40 countries.

  • Biennale: Marrakesh Biennale
    Biennale: Marrakesh Biennale

    Date: Feb 24, 2016 - May 08, 2016

    The Marrakech Biennale is a festival with the mission to build bridges between the cultures through the arts. 
We inspire outstanding artists from all over the world to create work that responds to the the magical environment of Marrakech.

  • Berlin Hidden Gems: ‘Barakah Meets Barakah’ Is Love, Saudi Arabian Style
    Berlin Hidden Gems: ‘Barakah Meets Barakah’ Is Love, Saudi Arabian Style

    Publication: The Hollywood Reporter | Posted: Feb 14, 2016

    "I wanted to make a film about the disenfranchised youth, the millennials, who are more voiceless and have less political representation, less economic opportunities," says Sabbagh, who, like many emerging Saudi creatives, cut his teeth making YouTube videos. "It’s also about censorship, the layers of censorship and authority."

  • New Texts Out Now: Ella Shohat, The Question of Judeo-Arabic

    Publication: Jadaliyya | Posted: Jan 20, 2016

    This essay revolves around a very personal question for me -- the name of the language I spoke with my grandparents and parents. Baghdadi-Jews like my family spoke the language, first in Iraq, then in Israel, and later in the US. For us, it was simply Arabic, although we also knew of course that it was a dialect, a specific form of an ‘amiyya; in our case, Iraqi, Baghdadi, Jewish Arabic. Within the Jewish-Baghdadi dialect itself, we commonly referred to it as haki mal yihud (the speech of the Jews) in contrast to the neighboring dialect, haki mal aslam (the speech of the Muslims).

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