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 from the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporas the opportunity to be seen, heard, and most significantly, studied.
ArteEast’s 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.
Stay tuned in July for the Disrupted Pasts, Displaced Futures program, curated by ArteEast Film Curator Ginou Choueiri, presented as part of ArteEast’s legacy program Unpacking the ArteArchive, preserving and presenting over 17 years of film and video programming by ArteEast.
Check out the new Unpacking the ArteArchive platform on: artearchive.org