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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 […]

Fakhri El Ghezal, on SIDI(S)

Fall 2013 | Gallery

Sidi is a designation, a polite form, one we used to denominate with prophets, saints, cheikhs , educators, professors, the elderly, the experimented folks… I think that “Sidi” cannot be translated to English. It combines both “Mister” and “Merciful.” The protagonists of this series, ones I do encounter for more than eight years ago, are […]

Meriem Bouderbala, Exotisme Partagé

Winter 2013 | Gallery

Mon travail de plasticienne a toujours été marqué par ma double origine, tunisienne et française. La culture arabo-musulmane m’empêchait la figuration humaine ; la culture occidentale l’exposait au contraire jusque dans les caricatures de l’Orientalisme. Entre les deux univers, j’ai orienté mes recherches plastiques vers l’interface, vers ce qui sépare le corps de chair de […]

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