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ANEW: Retelling the Stories of The Past and The Future

Fall 2012 | ArteZine

Perhaps for the first time in modern history, Euro-America finds itself in a situation where it may potentially lose to other states its authority to determine who is included in economic, political, and military alliances. As this centrality, entangled with modernity and postmodernity, is ceded in favor of the discussions that revolve around ideas of […]

Tracing (art) histories

Winter 2013 | ArteZine

Monira: Okay, so there’s this painting of yours that really affected me when I was growing up called “Flying Desire,” I think you too, Fatima? Fatima: Yes, for sure. It was so scary but captivating. Monira: I felt in awe when I saw it. I was always looking at it. Fatima: Also because of the […]

New Forms in Cultural Production

Fall 2012 | ArteZine

The site of cultural production, be it a museum, institution or exhibition, offers an instructive look at how paradigm shifts affect cultural production. Two sites in Eastern Europe reveal the role politics and culture conspire to shape society’s understanding of its own history, as well as the way that artists and institutions can operate in […]

Contemporary Art Museums, Presumed Ruptures, and Urgent Demands

Fall 2012 | ArteZine

Contemporary art collections and museums are in a state of flux. In the last twenty years, private collectors have gained enormous visibility, and now have the strength not only to manipulate the art market but also to lead art institutions and influence the circulation of art works around the world. While public museums in Europe […]

The Daily Route

Winter 2013 | ArteZine

This issue marks the second installment of a six-quarter cycle of the Virtual Gallery that spotlights artists from the Maghreb leading up to the 2014 edition of the Marrakech Biennial. Each subsequent gallery will showcase artists who deal with the every day in their work to reveal the conceptual threads and regional connections that underlie […]

A Picasso in Search of a Context

Fall 2012 | ArteZine

What happens when a painting crosses cultural and political borders? Does it change its meaning en route? Do certain places have different potential to excite responses from a work of art? Taking a 1943 Picasso painting from Eindhoven to Ramallah involved two years of planning and negotiation including experiences of sudden, profound disappointment and great […]

Critical Issues in the Development of Printmaking and Young Emirati Female Artists

Summer 2013 | ArteZine

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has only been established as a country for 36 years, and to date has had a very short and modest history in the visual arts, art education and art appreciation. Printmaking, which is a relatively new medium in the UAE, is not widely practiced. The few printmaking studios in the […]

Six-Shooter Lessons: The 12 Clint Eastwoods Project

Fall 2012 | ArteZine

Six-Shooter Lessons: The 12 Clint Eastwoods Project is a multi-layered narrative structure in the form of a lecture performance, examining the first American basketball team of professionals allowed to participate in the first post-Soviet games of Barcelona in 1992. This narrative is overlayed onto United States’ military involvement in Iraq. Barack Obama was elected to […]

The Breath Sound of SeaWomen
The Breath Sound of SeaWomen

Winter 2013 | ArteZine

Haenyeo at work on boat. © Mikhail Karikis Over the past fifteen years I have been exploring the human voice, thinking of it as a malleable sculptural material and a conceptual tool to explore human experience. At first, both the voice and breath seem to resist representation and give rise to a dynamics of dematerialisation […]

Interview with Hoda Kanoo, Founder of Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation and the Annual Classical Music Festival

Winter 2008 | ArteZine

Last year you created the Young Press Leaders Program (YPL) which has been extended and expanded into 2009. Why did you start it? To give national students the opportunity to interact with professional journalists and to focus their creativity in producing something special. It is a platform in which they can voice their opinions. The […]

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