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Poetics of the Everyday

Summer 2013 | Gallery

  This issue marks the fourth installment of a six-quarter cycle of the Virtual Gallery that spotlights artists from the Maghreb leading up to the 2014 edition of the Marrakech Biennial. Each subsequent gallery will showcase artists who deal with the every day in their work to reveal the conceptual threads and regional connections that […]

At the Crossroads: The Arts in the United Arab Emirates
At the Crossroads: The Arts in the United Arab Emirates

Summer 2013 | ArteZine

Art is poised at the crossroads in the United Arab Emirates, particularly in Abu Dhabi.  Abu Dhabi, the important political hub of the Emirates, has arrived at the contemporary art scene very recently, unlike Dubai, with its history of involvement with exhibition spaces and setting for important auctions of Middle Eastern art, or Sharjah, site […]

Touching, Feeling, Revealing

Winter 2013 | ArteZine

This edition of the ArteZine explores connections between kinship structures and art history to reveal methodologies for unearthing narratives erased by market forces and geopolitics. Each essay is anchored in a shifting sense of place that reflects the distances between contributor and site of exploration. The contributions in this issue uniquely enact the work of […]

ANEW: Retelling the Stories of The Past and The Future

Fall 2012 | ArteZine

Perhaps for the first time in modern history, Euro-America finds itself in a situation where it may potentially lose to other states its authority to determine who is included in economic, political, and military alliances. As this centrality, entangled with modernity and postmodernity, is ceded in favor of the discussions that revolve around ideas of […]

Tracing (art) histories

Winter 2013 | ArteZine

Monira: Okay, so there’s this painting of yours that really affected me when I was growing up called “Flying Desire,” I think you too, Fatima? Fatima: Yes, for sure. It was so scary but captivating. Monira: I felt in awe when I saw it. I was always looking at it. Fatima: Also because of the […]

The Daily Route

Winter 2013 | ArteZine

This issue marks the second installment of a six-quarter cycle of the Virtual Gallery that spotlights artists from the Maghreb leading up to the 2014 edition of the Marrakech Biennial. Each subsequent gallery will showcase artists who deal with the every day in their work to reveal the conceptual threads and regional connections that underlie […]

The Breath Sound of SeaWomen
The Breath Sound of SeaWomen

Winter 2013 | ArteZine

Haenyeo at work on boat. © Mikhail Karikis Over the past fifteen years I have been exploring the human voice, thinking of it as a malleable sculptural material and a conceptual tool to explore human experience. At first, both the voice and breath seem to resist representation and give rise to a dynamics of dematerialisation […]

Younes Baba-Ali, Everyday Activist

Fall 2012 | Gallery

This issue marks the start of a six-quarter cycle of the Virtual Gallery that spotlights artists from the Maghreb leading up to the 2014 edition of the Marrakech Biennial. Each subsequent gallery will showcase artists who deal with the every day in their work to reveal the conceptual threads and regional connections that underlie the […]

Interview by Alya Sebti with Younes Baba-Ali, Everyday Activist

Fall 2012 | Gallery

Defined as what is “happening or used daily,” the everyday shapes that comprise Younes Baba Ali’s work reflects their quotidian use and simultaneously diverts everyday objects from this normative use. In doing so he also stands up against an elitist art to create artworks that target the everyday man [1]. Baba-Ali democratizes access to art […]

Common Grounds: Artistic Practices, Civil Society, and Secular Determination in Tunisia Today

Fall 2012 | ArteZine

“Doing art means displacing art’s borders, just as doing politics means displacing the borders of what is acknowledged as the political … “ Jacques Rancière , “The Paradoxes of Political Art”, in Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics, ed. and trans. By Steve Corcoran (Continuum: London, 2012), pp. 134-151 (p. 149) In the last year or […]

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