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Zine/Zine
Zine/Zine

Summer 2014 | ArteZine

The initial impetus behind this issue was to reflect on the fanzine as a format. Embedded within histories of self-publishing, niche and underground groups, fandom, pop and rock idols, or even further political pamphlets, zines have fed and resulted from science fiction, comics, punk, queer, feminist imaginaries, and DIY aesthetics for decades. The zine is a […]

The BOOKMOBILE Project: Then, There, Now
The BOOKMOBILE Project: Then, There, Now

Summer 2014 | ArteZine

In the increasingly monopolized world of mainstream media, it is imperative that works that challenge the status quo, affirm the lives of their creators, and problematize corporate control over the media are available to the widest audience possible.  Bookmobile Collective, 2001 The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face […]

Escalator to an Ecology of Mind
Escalator to an Ecology of Mind

Summer 2014 | ArteZine

These images have been repurposed to unlock and re-engineer associative thought processes attributed to branding. Familiar motifs collide with contrasting, suggestive phrases. Visual associative cues emerge.     Form the bond between message and feeling! Join in and participate!

A Fan’s Zine
A Fan’s Zine

Summer 2014 | ArteZine

Her long-term friend and collaborator Jutta Koether, once wrote that artist and musician Kim Gordon is “if at all, a fragile super special chick (based on a decision), who plays bass, pushes for improvisation, one who knows and loves the history of the chicks in music and by that obviously serves as a very complex […]

Mapping Arab Art through the Sultan Gallery
Mapping Arab Art through the Sultan Gallery

Spring 2014 | Gallery

  The Sultan Gallery is an art gallery initiated by brother and sister duo, Ghazi and Najat Sultan, who opened the gallery in 1969 in Kuwait City, and which closed with the Iraqi invasion in 1990. With a mission to promote and exhibit “modern young Arab artists,” the gallery was the first of it’s kind […]

Art after the Remnants
Art after the Remnants

Spring 2014 | ArteZine

Armenians have had a complex relationship with the Arab world, especially in Lebanon. Remnants of Aghed the Catastrophe of 1895-1923 , meandered there in waves, reconstituting their lost cities over the new geography of a country yet to be born. The more affluent settled in the francophone center of Beirut, where many of the prominent […]

Rescuing memories by creating new ones
Rescuing memories by creating new ones

Spring 2014 | ArteZine

The Lebanese witnessed 15 years of civil war and subsequent decades of random cruelty and political violence. During the lengthy years of the country’s reconstruction no effort was spared to conceal the physical traces of the war, yet its survivors were left uncared for, asked to rise from the rubble, and to raise a new […]

Searching for Reality
Searching for Reality

Spring 2014 | ArteZine

A white square ceramic tiled wall behind a big heavy machine juicing carrots and my impatient need to have that juice: this is the only vivid memory I have from Beirut’s city center before the civil war erupted in 1975. At that time, I was 6 years old. During the last summer before the war, […]

Retouched and Rendered
Retouched and Rendered

Spring 2014 | ArteZine

What comes after the bourgeois entitlement to closure? Would it be more proper to ask, what becomes of the bourgeoisie when it finally gains that sense of closure? We are left muted to negotiate safe passage at checkpoints. In time and distance, our narratives acquire mythical proportions. Meanwhile, residues of panics and anxieties, fear and […]

I am not what you know about me
I am not what you know about me

Spring 2014 | ArteZine

Perceptual blindness is a psychological condition, meaning, if the brain cannot recognize, acknowledge or process something, the eye cannot see it.  The Lebanese were perceptually blind about the imminent “Civil War”, they never called it war, they called it “Al-ahdath or الاحداث” meaning “The events” or “the incidents”. The whole world had agreed to solve […]

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