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Basim Magdy: Optical Trauma
Basim Magdy: Optical Trauma

Winter 2015 | Gallery

“The Hollow Desire to Populate Imaginary Cities,” 2014 Recently shown at Art in General, Curated by Anne Barlow In the 1973 science-fiction film, Soylent Green, earth is overcrowded, polluted and saturated to the brink. Soylent Green, a supposed protein product sold by a corporation to the masses seeking nutrition, is discovered to not be made […]

DIDN’T START THE FIRE: The United Nations Headquarters and Other Monolithic Forms
DIDN’T START THE FIRE: The United Nations Headquarters and Other Monolithic Forms

Fall 2014 | Gallery

Two summers ago in a restaurant on Center Street in New York City, a line from a ‘90s hit song turned into a concept for a group show. I was sitting with some friends arguing the morality of the art world’s fast rallying around Pussy Riot as the Syrian conflict, then in its sixth month, […]

Zine/Zine
Zine/Zine

Summer 2014 | ArteZine

The initial impetus behind this issue was to reflect on the fanzine as a format. Embedded within histories of self-publishing, niche and underground groups, fandom, pop and rock idols, or even further political pamphlets, zines have fed and resulted from science fiction, comics, punk, queer, feminist imaginaries, and DIY aesthetics for decades. The zine is a […]

The BOOKMOBILE Project: Then, There, Now
The BOOKMOBILE Project: Then, There, Now

Summer 2014 | ArteZine

In the increasingly monopolized world of mainstream media, it is imperative that works that challenge the status quo, affirm the lives of their creators, and problematize corporate control over the media are available to the widest audience possible.  Bookmobile Collective, 2001 The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face […]

Escalator to an Ecology of Mind
Escalator to an Ecology of Mind

Summer 2014 | ArteZine

These images have been repurposed to unlock and re-engineer associative thought processes attributed to branding. Familiar motifs collide with contrasting, suggestive phrases. Visual associative cues emerge.     Form the bond between message and feeling! Join in and participate!

A Fan’s Zine
A Fan’s Zine

Summer 2014 | ArteZine

Her long-term friend and collaborator Jutta Koether, once wrote that artist and musician Kim Gordon is “if at all, a fragile super special chick (based on a decision), who plays bass, pushes for improvisation, one who knows and loves the history of the chicks in music and by that obviously serves as a very complex […]

Spinal Jetty
Spinal Jetty

Summer 2014, 2016 | ArteZine

The zine has always had an air of conspiracy theory about it: it’s not difficult to imagine the disarticulated contents of zines– obsessive, selective, forensic snapshots of cultural second-gunmen — redistributed as the autodidact’s bedroom diagram, found typically either in the apartments of detectives or of serial killers. To that effect, the zine can be […]

Mapping Arab Art through the Sultan Gallery
Mapping Arab Art through the Sultan Gallery

Spring 2014 | Gallery

  The Sultan Gallery is an art gallery initiated by brother and sister duo, Ghazi and Najat Sultan, who opened the gallery in 1969 in Kuwait City, and which closed with the Iraqi invasion in 1990. With a mission to promote and exhibit “modern young Arab artists,” the gallery was the first of it’s kind […]

Art after the Remnants
Art after the Remnants

Spring 2014 | ArteZine

Armenians have had a complex relationship with the Arab world, especially in Lebanon. Remnants of Aghed the Catastrophe of 1895-1923 , meandered there in waves, reconstituting their lost cities over the new geography of a country yet to be born. The more affluent settled in the francophone center of Beirut, where many of the prominent […]

Rescuing memories by creating new ones
Rescuing memories by creating new ones

Spring 2014 | ArteZine

The Lebanese witnessed 15 years of civil war and subsequent decades of random cruelty and political violence. During the lengthy years of the country’s reconstruction no effort was spared to conceal the physical traces of the war, yet its survivors were left uncared for, asked to rise from the rubble, and to raise a new […]

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