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 […]
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 […]
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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 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 […]
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 […]
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
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
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.
ArteEast is seeking to support the preservation of and presentation of the organization’s ArteArchive of film and video by artists from the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporas. ArteArchive includes works from ArteEast’s programs The Calm After the Storm: Classic and Contemporary Lebanese Cinema (presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center), Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema (ArteEast’s multi-year collaboration with MoMA), and the groundbreaking series Lens on Syria: Thirty Years of Contemporary Cinema (presented in over 40 venues worldwide). A number of these programs showcased films that are rarely seen outside of the Arab world, including works that were especially restored, re-mastered and digitized by ArteEast. ArteEast seeks to preserve and make publicly available these important works. ArteArchive contains some of the only known remaining copies of films produced in Syria and Iraq. Unpacking the ArteArchive is an ongoing legacy project, preserving and presenting over 15 years of film and video programming by ArteEast.