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What of the Future?
What of the Future?

Summer 2013 | ArteZine

What is it to inherit an institution, with all its history, and an identity that exists at a given moment, but that is just one in a longer life of histories – an organic event unfolding over time, both before and after us? How can it be re-imagined, how do we shift and reflect? What […]

Talk Soon
Talk Soon

Summer 2013 | ArteZine

Less than a year ago, I found myself at an artist’s talk held in a well-respected, small institution in East London. I can see now how the expression ‘to find oneself’ might introduce an element of chance in the equation describing my ‘being there’ – an element, I have to admit, totally absent in the […]

Institutional Ranting: on why we do what we do and never cease to talk about it.
Institutional Ranting: on why we do what we do and never cease to talk about it.

Summer 2013 | ArteZine

We understand institutions (at large, not only art institutions) always in terms of the act of instituting. In that sense, institutions can be defined as sets of social (and, therefore, fundamentally subjective) protocols (rules) that prescribe and normalize not only behavior but also, and maybe more importantly, perception. We are obviously referring to a very […]

Walls Talk (or, it calls itself I for now)
Walls Talk (or, it calls itself I for now)

Summer 2013 | ArteZine

More than anything else my life, it is my interpersonal relationships, formal and informal, that are at the core of my being. Like anyone, my character and vocabulary change as I engage in a range of conversation: I use my most placating, understanding, and convincing voice when I speak to the people who pay me. […]

Preliminary notes for The Auditor of Institutional Ethics

Summer 2013 | ArteZine

Emotional Architecture, text one I realized this morning, that with the hours, I was becoming the auditor of institutional ethics. The only silent attendant in the room. Listening out. ♦ The auditor listens in. To what is not said. Or listens out. For that which cannot be said. I am listening out for a soul. The […]

Endnotes
Endnotes

Summer 2013 | ArteZine

Artist Paul Chan wrote a text for e-flux in 2008 entitled What is art and where does it belong? He describes the first piece of art he ever bought and how he negotiated its presence in the home. There are multiple futures for a work of art, its context endlessly shifting with each placement, and yet […]

Tarjama/Translation
Tarjama/Translation

Summer 2013 | Gallery

Featured in this edition of the Virtual Gallery, ArteEast’s major visual arts exhibition – Tarjama/Translation – maps an influential subset of recent work from the Middle East and Central Asia and its diasporas as a complex and dynamic translational undertaking. Rather than highlighting the region as its main thematic or providing a panoramic, and thus […]

ismaël, Photo Shop (Work in progress)

Winter 2013 | Gallery

  The factory of forgetting and the factory of Time The images are the raw material for sculpting other images. Images are everywhere; they are so numerous that they create a parallel world. It is not machines or aliens who will occupy the land. Images will do. Perhaps have they already done it… Television only […]

Marianne Catzaras, Artistic approach
Marianne Catzaras, Artistic approach

Winter 2013 | Gallery

To the question asked “why do I photograph?” the answer is plural, Yet obsessed with the same concern, that of giving substance To unusual and familiar apparitions playing along with me throughout my journey. Transvestites, deported, fools, nonconformist wandering beings, randomly caught Through chance encounters or chosen for a pose, they all are my fellow-travellers. […]

Fakhri El Ghezal, on HOSTAGE

Fall, Winter 2013 | Gallery

This work does mirror both a subjective and an ironic reaction to the political scheme ruling the world, and certainly Tunisia. This toil interrogates us on the limits and the power of the media, wars and their roles in provoking conflicts, including that of Iraq Questions on the concepts of War Domination and authority are […]

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