***UPDATE: Thank you to all those who participated, we have a winner!***
If you want to win two tickets to the screening of West Beirut on the 24th of September at 20.00 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, part of Safar: The Festival of Popular Arab Cinema, send us your response to the following question:
- The director of “West Beirut” Ziad Doueiri has worked as a camera assistant on four Quentin Tarantino films. Can you name them?
Send your response by email to email@example.com. Include your name and telephone number.
Deadline is 17.00 (GMT) on Friday 12th September, and the winner will be notified by Saturday afternoon.
DOSSIER: ART & DESIGN
POP (ARAB) POP: Western Fantasies, Pop Culture, Arab Images by Joseph Shahadi
- 8-29 August 2014
- Opening reception Friday 8 August at 19.00
- Location: Callahan Gallery, St. Francis College 180 Remsen St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
Drawn from the visual language of flickering TVs, 90s punk zines, boxing posters, comic books, pin ups and newspaper tabloids,
POP (ARAB) POP explores US popular culture from the inside, as seen by a Brooklyn-based, Arab American, interdisciplinary artist.
My life has neared its end and I still dream of saying “No.” I wanted, and I want to say “No” to the “Yes” citizen, to the prison-homeland, to the modernization of the methods of torture and domestication, to the official discourse, to the visas for Arab countries, to the fragmentation and the division, to the referenda of the 99.99 percent, to the balloon celebrations, to the war that strengthen the police, to the victories which offer the leadership of the Arabs to the oil princes, that increase the gains of the businessmen, and lead to the agreements of Camp David…
I wanted and I want to say “No.” And I search for my tongue but find only a foam of blood and fear.
From my severed tongue the defeat started, and the funeral procession set out … From my suppressed “No” the enemy got through, as well as the separation, the poverty, the hunger, the prison, the torturer, and the contemporary Arab collapse…
Briefly, if it weren’t for my suppressed “No,” half of me wouldn’t be in the coffin and the other half dragging itself behind it. And my deprivation from my “No” made me not only into the victim and the spectator, the dead and the mourner, but also into a conspirator…
…[T]he “No” citizen is, for the Arab thrones, a bigger danger than the Israeli danger, and a conspiracy worse than the imperialist conspiracies…
…And until I recuperate my suppressed “No,” the funeral procession will continue, with us dragging our tails behind it.
DOSSIER: ART & DESIGN
Didn’t Start The Fire presents four artists’ varying approaches to recent and present day imperialism. Centering on the use of monolithic forms, the exhibition brings together works by Haig Aivazian, Nader Sadek, Kamau Amu Patton, and Yui Kugimiya. Buttressing one another in the exhibiton, the works frame imperialist realities and contextualize their political landscapes. As the chorus from which the show’s title is borrowed states, today’s political fires and their subsequent American monoliths seem to have been “burning, since the world’s been turning.”
Exhibition on from 14 July-6 September | Taymour Grahne Gallery (157 Hudson Street New York, NY 10013)
Opening reception: Monday 14 July from 18.00-20.00
Upstairs to downstairs - a quick look at #chooseyourownadventure - opening tomorrow @laaf2014 Curator talks: 11:40am and 4:00pm #liverpool #laaf14 #design #graphicdesign
"One man’s trash" by @marwanshahin part of #chooseyourownadventure #graphicdesign exhibition opening at @laaf2014 on Saturday at the Bluecoat in #liverpool. #design
Previews of works by @cynthiamerhej @mohamedmousa and @ayaalkadhimi from #chooseyourownadventure opening Saturday @laaf2014 #design #graphicdesign
Preview of work from #chooseyourownadventure -@marwanshahin’s
“Another Man’s treasure” exhibition opens 7 June at the Bluecoat in #Liverpool
REPOST FROM @kataraartcenter:
From the Amman Design Pop Up Shop, curated by @kalimatmagazine -
Fairouz as the Queen of Hearts - this limited edition screenprint by Amman-based illustrator Mo Rusan blends a playful contemporary approach with so-subtle calligraphic details that makes this piece a must have for your collection.
Discover Arab Cinema
Inspiring contemporary and classic films from the Arab region
Our exploration of inspiring and classic films from the Arab region and its diaspora continues into the summer. Weekly screenings showcase some of the most exciting directors, and films that often connect with pressing current issues.
In May we celebrate the remarkable films coming from the Arabian Gulf. Filmmaking in the region is an incredible feat given that the Gulf had until recently no cinema. In June we showcase some of the best recent works to come out of Palestine and come July we celebrate the distinctive stamp of Moroccan cinema from the 1960s to present.
Keep an eye open for updates on our autumn programme which promises to include an examination of filmmaking in Syria plus a range of films from Lebanon.
REPOST FROM @kataraartcenter:
Sneak Peek # 1 from the Amman Design Pop Up Shop - opening tonight at 7 PM.
Featuring 14 independent designers from the city’s thriving creative scene, the pop up ranges from the quirky and edgy to the sleek and architectural.
Curated by @kalimatmagazine for KAC