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.
The MacDowell Colony, PEN America's Artists at Risk Connection, and ArteEast are pleased to present: Art, Activism and Migration An Evening with Khaled Barakeh, in conversation with MacDowell visual artist alumna Dahlia Elsayed Introduced by MacDowell poet alumna Eileen Myles Q&A and reception to follow October 28, 6:30 PM MacDowell NY 521 West 23rd St 2nd Floor New York, NY 10011 This event is free and open to the public. Limited seating by ticket.
ArteEast invites you to join us for a tour of the exhibition "The Power of Two Suns" Led by artist Yto Barrada and curator Omar Berrada Saturday, October 19th 10:30 AM* at LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island Upper Gallery 110 Andes Rd, New York, NY 10004 *Note: Ferries to Governors Island depart October 19th at 10am or 10:20am from the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan. This event is free. Limited attendance strictly by ticket.
“Facing a world with heightened xenophobia, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant rhetoric, ArteEast’s mission is more important now than ever,” says Ellen Brooks Shehata, board president of ArteEast. Founded in 2003, ArteEast is a New York-based cultural institution specializing in Middle Eastern film programming. It is operated by a diverse board with backgrounds in academia, finance, and non-for-profit […]