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La Déroute du Quotidien (Français)

Winter 2013 | ArteZine

 L’histoire innove, dérive, titube. Elle change de rail, se déroute: le contre-courant suscité par un courant se mêle au courant, et, le déroutant, devient courant. Edgar Morin, Pour Entrer dans le XXIe siècle (2004) Morcelée, c’est ainsi que nous apparaît la construction en séquences de la récente histoire de la Tunisie; des séquences qui semblaient […]

Younes Baba-Ali, Everyday Activist

Fall 2012 | Gallery

This issue marks the start 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 the […]

On Peculiar Affairs

Fall 2012 | ArteZine

TWO OF US THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD DON’T LET ME DOWN GET BACK LET IT BE Ceren Erdem: Your contribution to The Jerusalem Show culminates in a performance featuring celebrated Palestinian rock band Sabreen playing five Arabic inflected Beatles songs, selected and ordered to form a kind of poem about collaboration and collapse, and about […]

Gulf Studies

Fall 2012 | ArteZine

What does it feel like to belong to a Gulf? What does it mean to dwell in a chasm? How does one commune in an abyss? For those thousands of expatriates who have grown up in the United Arab Emirates, many born as resident aliens knowing no other home, these somewhat abstract queries into the […]

Interview by Alya Sebti with Younes Baba-Ali, Everyday Activist

Fall 2012 | Gallery

Defined as what is “happening or used daily,” the everyday shapes that comprise Younes Baba Ali’s work reflects their quotidian use and simultaneously diverts everyday objects from this normative use. In doing so he also stands up against an elitist art to create artworks that target the everyday man [1]. Baba-Ali democratizes access to art […]

Interview with Ayyub bin Russell Hamilton, Associate Professor of Art and Design at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Summer 2013 | ArteZine

Ayyub bin Russell Hamilton constructs complicated landscapes which are comprised of a multitude of images from photographs taken throughout the United Arab Emirates – from Abu Dhabi to Ras al-Khaimah; Dubai and Sharjah to Umm al-Qaiwain and all the points in between. His landscapes describe the desert, the Gulf and the changing face of the […]

Common Grounds: Artistic Practices, Civil Society, and Secular Determination in Tunisia Today

Fall 2012 | ArteZine

“Doing art means displacing art’s borders, just as doing politics means displacing the borders of what is acknowledged as the political … “ Jacques Rancière , “The Paradoxes of Political Art”, in Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics, ed. and trans. By Steve Corcoran (Continuum: London, 2012), pp. 134-151 (p. 149) In the last year or […]

Biographies

Fall 2012 | ArteZine

  Haig Aivazian is an artist, curator and writer born in Lebanon and currently based in New York City. He has a BFA from Concordia University in Montréal Canada and an MFA from Northwestern University in Chicago, USA. He also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2011. He has been involved in a number […]

The Economy of Hope
The Economy of Hope

Spring 2013 | Gallery

This issue marks the third 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 […]

Biographies

Spring 2013 | Gallery

  Amina Menia’s work questions the relation to architectural and historical spaces, and challenges conventional notions around the exhibition space. Her artworks are a crossovers of sculptures and installations that trigger an interaction of viewers and passersby with socio-spatial configurations. Extra-Muros (2005-ongoing) is a series of site specific installations all over Algiers. An invitation to revisit […]

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