ArteNews & Events

  • Artist Spotlight Sale: Mohamed Ben Soltane
    Artist Spotlight Sale: Mohamed Ben Soltane

    Posted: Oct 1, 2021

    It is with great excitement that ArteEast shares an Artist Spotlight interview with Mohamed Ben Soltane, whose work is currently part of our special Artist Spotlight Sale on Artsy.net/arteeast.     Ben Soltane’s Contre l’Oubli (Hommage à El Mekki) is a mosaic triptych dedicated to the prominent Tunisian painter Hatem El Mekki (1918–2003). All proceeds […]

  • RECONSTRUCTING HISTORIES 
    RECONSTRUCTING HISTORIES 

    Posted: Sep 3, 2021

    RECONSTRUCTING HISTORIES examines the role of the documentary in representing the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990) through the experimental works of three important Lebanese post-war artists/filmmakers: Walid Raad, Jayce Salloum, and Mohamad Soueid.  Online Screening: Sept 16-19 This program is available for audiences worldwide. FREE WITH RSVP / suggested donation $5: artearchive.org The Lebanese Civil War officially ended […]

  • New! Unpacking the ArteArchive online platform
    New! Unpacking the ArteArchive online platform

    Posted: Aug 6, 2021

      ArteEast is pleased to announce our new Unpacking the ArteArchive online platform! Unpacking the ArteArchive highlights ArteEast’s film and video archive,  presenting curators’ selections from the ArteArchive in dialogue with contemporary voices. ArteEast’s ArteArchive is a valuable yet currently inaccessible film and video collection. Unpacking the ArteArchive allows important, mainly independent, video and filmmakers […]

  • Keep up with ArteEast!
    Keep up with ArteEast!

    Posted: Jun 9, 2021

    Keep up with ArteEast! Follow us on: Instagram: www.instagram.com/arteeast/ Twitter: twitter.com/arteeast Facebook: www.facebook.com/arteeast #ArteEast

  • Queer-y-ing Arab Queerness panel discussion with apex art
    Queer-y-ing Arab Queerness panel discussion with apex art

    Posted: May 6, 2021

    Join us Saturday, May 8 at 2 PM EDT for the online panel discussion Queer-y-ing Arab Queerness in partnership with apexart To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queer-y-ing-arab-queerness-tickets-150109785409 Panelists: Dr. Andrew Gayed is an Egyptian-Canadian art historian and researcher interested in Middle Eastern contemporary art, queer theory, identity politics, and migration/diaspora studies. As a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Centre […]

  • ArteEast’s Legacy Trilogy exhibition March 7 – April 30 on artsy.net/arteeast
    ArteEast’s Legacy Trilogy exhibition March 7 – April 30 on artsy.net/arteeast

    Date: Mar 07, 2021 - Apr 07, 2021

    ArteEast is proud to present the Legacy Trilogy series of exhibitions celebrating the organization’s legacy as a forum for contemporary art practices from the MENA region. This fundraising exhibition consists of three parts: Past, Present, and Future, March 7 – April 30, 2021 on artsy.net/arteeast. CHECK OUT THE LEGACY TRILOGY EXHIBITION CATALOGUE! The Past edition features […]

  • Excavating Alternative Histories
    Excavating Alternative Histories

    Posted: Dec 7, 2020

         Panelists: Naeem Mohaiemen (Artist), Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil (Artists), & Discussant Faye Ginsburg (NYU). This program features artists/scholars exploring/excavating alternative histories and whose practices subvert traditional forms of ethnography. Co-presented by the ARAB FILM FEST COLLAB (ArteEast, Arab American National Museum, Arab Film and Media Institute, & Mizna) and NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for […]

  • Alternative Archives: Global Uprising: Indigeneity, Land, Heritage // Hawaiʻi & Palestine
    Alternative Archives: Global Uprising: Indigeneity, Land, Heritage // Hawaiʻi & Palestine

    Posted: Oct 5, 2020

    AANM, ArteEast and NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies are excited to come together to present Alternative Archives: Discourses and Disruptions, a series of events that will explore themes of storytelling, archiving and evolving technologies in the digital world as they relate to the SWANA (South West Asia and North Africa) region. These programs are part of two broader thematic series from the Kevorkian Center titled Digital Forays and Global Uprising. For more information or to RSVP for all sessions, visit https://alternativearchives.org

  • Taking Shape: New Perspectives on Arab Abstraction,  A Zoom Webinar Series
    Taking Shape: New Perspectives on Arab Abstraction, A Zoom Webinar Series

    Posted: May 20, 2020

    ArteEast, is pleased to co-sponsor Taking Shape: New Perspectives on Arab Abstraction, A Zoom Webinar Series Co-organized by NYU's Grey Art Gallery and Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies Session 1: The Barjeel Art Foundation and Taking Shape Thursday, May 28, 12:00 pm EDT Session 2: Arab Abstraction and Arabic Letterforms Thursday, June 4, 6:00 pm EDT Session 3: Modern Art in Algeria and Egypt Thursday, June 18, 6:00 pm EDT

  • ArteEast Interview with curator Suheyla Takesh
    ArteEast Interview with curator Suheyla Takesh

    Posted: Apr 24, 2020

    The symposium Taking Shape: New Perspectives on Arab Abstraction, planned for March 2020 by ArteEast in partnership with NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and Grey Art Gallery, had to be cancelled due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, as the pandemic was just beginning to hit NYC. ArteEast conducted this interview with curator Suheyla Takesh in April 2020.