ArteEast seeks a Film Programs Curator/Coordinator on a part-time basis with a high degree of familiarity and interest in film and video of the Middle East, North Africa, and their diasporas. The Curator/Coordinator will work on film programs, ArteEast’s legacy ArteArchive* project, as well as provide administrative support associated with ArteEast’s film programs, and marketing and development associated with film programming. This position will be responsible for curating and managing the ArteArchive collection and preparing for its long-term conservation. The Curator/Coordinator will work under the direction of ArteEast’s Executive Director and report to the ArteEast Board of Directors.
ArteEast, in partnership with the Arab American National Museum, Arab Film and Media Institute and Romooz Foundation is pleased to present the latest screening in the Arab Film Series Online: 10 Days Before the Wedding (2018) dir. Amr Gamal 3 p.m. EDT Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 Free; $5 suggested donation
ArteEast, in partnership with the Arab American National Museum, Arab Film and Media Institute and the Romooz Foundation is pleased to present the next films in the Arab Film Series online: Yemeni Stories Told by Yemeni Filmmakers 3 PM EDT on Sunday, July 26, 2020 Yemen, United States / Documentary / 60 minutes / Rated PG13 / In Arabic and English with English subtitles Following the screening will be an intimate talkback with several Yemeni filmmakers from across the world. Free. Suggested donation benefits Yemen Aid
ArteEast, in partnership with the Arab American National Museum, Arab Film and Media Institute and Cinetopia Festival is pleased to present the next film in the Arab Film Series online: The Bleaching Syndrome (2018) dir. Iman Mirghani 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020 Free; suggested donation benefits Detroit Justice Center RSVP for streaming link Follow the screening will be a virtual talkback with director Eiman Mirghani
Eccomi…Eccoti (Here I am…Here you are) (2017) dir. Raed Rafei 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2020 FREE with suggested $5 donation RSVP for Streaming Link "Eccomi…Eccoti" unfolds as a virtual road trip navigating between Italy and Lebanon. Conditioned to live in a long-distance relationship with his partner because of strict European visa regulations, the director patches together the shared moments in an attempt to create a possible day-to-day reality for the couple. With a lyrical, ambient soundscape set atop a dreamy visual style oscillating between still photography and moving images, the film explores what it means to be gay in contemporary Beirut, and the existential discomfort that blocks one from reaching a sense of completeness. Italy, Lebanon / 68 minutes / Arabic, French, Italian and English with English subtitles Presented by ArteEast, in partnership with the Arab American National Museum, Arab Film and Media Institute and Cinetopia Festival as part of the Arab Film Series Online
Cairo Drive(2014) dir. Sherief Elkatsha 3 p.m. EDT Sunday, May 31, 2020 Free/donation optional RSVP for streaming link Following the film will be a talkback with Egyptian American director Sherief Elkatsha, moderated by ArteEast board member and CEO of Arab Foundations Forum, Naila Farouky. Presented by ArteEast, in partnership with the Arab American National Museum, Arab Film and Media Institute and Cinetopia Festival as part of the Arab Film Series Online
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
Join us for the next screening in the Arab Film Series online! ArteEast partnered with the Arab American National Museum, the Arab Film and Media Institute, and Cinetopia Film Festival, to bring together a wide range of new and classic films by Arab and Arab American filmmakers. Mark your calendars for May 2nd @ 2pm EDT for the Arab World Shorts Program! RSVP to receive streaming link http://arabamericanmuseum.org/arab-film-series
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.