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“Translators assume the role of the censor”
“Translators assume the role of the censor”

Fall 2016 | Transcripts

Adelita: ‘Coup’ was going to be another word we were going to discuss. Antonia: Because coup could still be a change in the system, but not supported by the population, right? Adelita: Should we look at it up. Lina: Coup is cutting no? Habiba: You are the French speaking one. Lina: ‘Couper’ is to cut. […]

“Disillusion”
“Disillusion”

Fall 2016 | Transcripts

Adelita: So you mentioned depression, would you be closer to depression or disillusion? I have the two definitions here, I will read them out, ‘depression’ is: a severe despondency in the INAUDIBLE WORD 6:28 typically felt over a period of time, accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy”. ‘Disillusion’ would be “a feeling of disappointment […]

“July 2007 Baghdad Airstrike”
“July 2007 Baghdad Airstrike”

Fall 2016 | Transcripts

Antonia: The terrorists were used within the rhetoric of Habiba: of the western … Omar: In the 1990s… Egypt had some Habiba: Yea, in the 1990s, you had some terrorism. In 1994, in Luxor. Omar: It was 1993. Habiba: You had a bit of whatever. But ever since then, only after 9/11, it became very […]

Language Documents: Texts from ArteEast’s Quarterly Archives
Language Documents: Texts from ArteEast’s Quarterly Archives

Summer 2016 | ArteZine

There are sentences written ten years ago that can no longer be written; things I wrote yesterday, I may have a hard time repeating today. The act of writing is tethered to its moment, a brief instant relative to the lifespan of the sentence itself. What we write may survive us, and so when writing […]

Don’t Drink the Sea Water: On Madness and the Mediterranean
Don’t Drink the Sea Water: On Madness and the Mediterranean

Summer 2016 | ArteZine

  3 Last night I met a friend from years ago. We were, once more, all over again, not knowing what our bodies remembered, almost new to each other. As though nothing bad had happened. And then again tonight, from across the table, our drinks between us, I noticed – “What’s that ring on your […]

The Press Dossier: Reception and Production of an Artist and her Audience
The Press Dossier: Reception and Production of an Artist and her Audience

Summer 2016 | ArteZine

A clear plastic bag bursting with papers of various yellows and grays – this is what Saloua Raouda Choucair reached for in the cupboard next to her bed. She pulled out of it press reviews of her work and interviews conducted with her over the past forty years. Her favorites were at the top of […]

A Series Of Institutional Terms:  Mirroring Language, Extending Dictionaries
A Series Of Institutional Terms: Mirroring Language, Extending Dictionaries

Summer 2016 | Gallery

  Bilingual English/ Arabic art publications, Cover photos pasted on wood, various format collected by Fehras Publishing Practices, 2015-16 A few months ago, we at Fehras Publishing Practices began looking at a phenomenon of the past decade we refer to as “the transformation of modern Arabic in the context of the rise of Arab cultural […]

Nadi al-Sinama in Damascus, or when Cinema Wielded Power to Threaten the Social Order
Nadi al-Sinama in Damascus, or when Cinema Wielded Power to Threaten the Social Order

Summer 2016 | ArteZine

Rasha Salti interviews Omar Amiralay How did the ciné-club begin? It was founded in 1952 by a man whose name was Dr. Haddad, if my memory serves me right, he was a French-language professor at the university. The Damascus Ciné-club was instituted to show films to catholic schools students, in other words, it was part […]

Nature is Our Body: Editorial Note
Nature is Our Body: Editorial Note

Spring 2016 | ArteZine

The spring issue of ArteZine, titled Nature is Our Body, sets on to explore a series of artistic and cultural practices from Turkey and the Middle East that critically engage with the Earth's resilience in regenerating our relationship with its vital resources, such as land, water, air, plants, food and ecosystems.

The Woman’s Tent: Plot for an Imaginary Exhibition
The Woman’s Tent: Plot for an Imaginary Exhibition

Spring 2016 | ArteZine

“The Woman’s Tent” is a fictitious exhibition featuring two historic works by artist Nil Yalter ― Nomad’s Tent (Topak Ev/La Yourte): A Study of Private, Public, and Feminine Spaces (1973) and Shaman (1979) – that revolves around the shamanic cultures of Anatolia. Central to this curatorial imaginary are the local traditions and rituals dating back […]

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