DOSSIER: ART & DESIGN
Instead of a Resolution - MFA Thesis Exhibition by Nour BishoutyOpens 18 April 5-7pm at Herter Gallery | Show on until 28 April
This is how narrative begins: with an image, an indication, a provocation, an invitation for your undivided attention. It holds out the promise of a relationship and, at the same time, a reflection of your own image.An exhibition of Installation, drawing, sculpture and text investigating the functions of narrative, and ways in which it can become a medium for meaning and artistic production. Bishouty engages certain personal and family histories to locate and/or fabricate connections between inside/outside, private/public, and individual/collective.
nourbishouty.com

DOSSIER: ART & DESIGN

Instead of a Resolution - MFA Thesis Exhibition by Nour Bishouty
Opens 18 April 5-7pm at Herter Gallery | Show on until 28 April


This is how narrative begins: with an image, an indication, a provocation, an invitation for your undivided attention. It holds out the promise of a relationship and, at the same time, a reflection of your own image.

An exhibition of Installation, drawing, sculpture and text investigating the functions of narrative, and ways in which it can become a medium for meaning and artistic production. Bishouty engages certain personal and family histories to locate and/or fabricate connections between inside/outside, private/public, and individual/collective.

nourbishouty.com

×

Comments

Aan Korb Festival: BBC Arabic Young Journalist Award

DOSSIER: Current Affairs

BBC Arabic announced today that it will host a new film and documentary festival called ‘Aan Korb’ between 31 October and the 3 November 2014. The Festival’s events will take place in the iconic Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House in Central London, and will be organised and presented by BBC Arabic and the British Council.

The Aan Korb (Close Up) festival will screen the very best feature films, short films, investigative reports, citizen journalism and documentaries created about the Arab world since the beginning of the uprisings in December 2010. In addition, the festival organisers are keen to receive interesting and original entries from young people aged 18 to 30. BBC Arabic will reward the most promising young person with a programme of training, mentoring and equipment worth up to £10,000. There is the potential for their project to be commissioned by the BBC.

The BBC is currently calling for entries to the festival, which is open to filmmakers, producers, documentary makers, journalists and citizen journalists whose work explores key issues around the Arab world since the uprisings began in December 2010.

The closing date is Friday 2 May 2014. For full entry details, click here.

Judges for feature and short films

Panel Chair:

Panel Members:

Judges for documentaries, investigation and citizen journalism

Panel Chair:

Panel Members:

×

Comments
DOSSIER: ART & DESIGNHow Green Was My Valley opens 3 April at 6pm at 329 Broome Street in New York City

DOSSIER: ART & DESIGNHow Green Was My Valley opens 3 April at 6pm at 329 Broome Street in New York City

×

Comments
DOSSIER: ART + DESIGN
The Ceremonial Vniform: Birzeit Vniversity Mvsevm is a design exhibition focusing on the manifestations of dress, material and cultural history, identity politics, magic, gender and sexuality. Birzeit University Museum has invited the designer Omarivs Ioseph Filivs Dinæ to create this exhibition in its complementary capacity to the Museum’s approach towards contemporary creative practices and its critical reading of “cultural heritage” and social history.
The Ceremonial Vniform project started in 2012 as a reaction to the Palestinian National Authority’s statehood bid and frenzied campaign to acquire the status of full member in the United Nations. As a collection of garments, accessories, samples, techniques, and texts, The Ceremonial Vniform is an imagined system of dress for male officials in this would-be Palestinian state. The project further contemplates the particularities of dress and how it is used as a tool and symbol of power, identity, subjugation and liberation. The project critiques the obsessive regurgitation of clichés and symbols by the Palestinian political and creative classes and how they have actually become complicit in the colonial industrial complex and therefore its benefactors. The project is a commentary on how rarely we create alternative paradigms – instead we appropriate the pervading narrative of power structures; we simply change uniform.
More information can be found here

DOSSIER: ART + DESIGN

The Ceremonial Vniform: Birzeit Vniversity Mvsevm is a design exhibition focusing on the manifestations of dress, material and cultural history, identity politics, magic, gender and sexuality. Birzeit University Museum has invited the designer Omarivs Ioseph Filivs Dinæ to create this exhibition in its complementary capacity to the Museum’s approach towards contemporary creative practices and its critical reading of “cultural heritage” and social history.

The Ceremonial Vniform project started in 2012 as a reaction to the Palestinian National Authority’s statehood bid and frenzied campaign to acquire the status of full member in the United Nations. As a collection of garments, accessories, samples, techniques, and texts, The Ceremonial Vniform is an imagined system of dress for male officials in this would-be Palestinian state. The project further contemplates the particularities of dress and how it is used as a tool and symbol of power, identity, subjugation and liberation. The project critiques the obsessive regurgitation of clichés and symbols by the Palestinian political and creative classes and how they have actually become complicit in the colonial industrial complex and therefore its benefactors. The project is a commentary on how rarely we create alternative paradigms – instead we appropriate the pervading narrative of power structures; we simply change uniform.

More information can be found here

×

Comments

bad-awii:

every egyptian needs this on their blog. 

(Source: hallucinationyard)

×

Comments

×

Comments
Making posters @arabbritishcentre as part of the poster workshop #almutannabistreet #baghdad #books

Making posters @arabbritishcentre as part of the poster workshop #almutannabistreet #baghdad #books

×

Comments
Preview of #Kalimat #issue09! Coming very soon!

Preview of #Kalimat #issue09! Coming very soon!

×

Comments
DOSSIER: CULTURE
9th edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Marrakech takes place from the 3-9 March 2014.

DOSSIER: CULTURE

9th edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Marrakech takes place from the 3-9 March 2014.

×

Comments
DOSSIER: ART & DESIGN
Kalimat is excited to be exhibited in this year’s Facing Pages Independent Magazine Biennale. Facing Pages will take place from the 28th of March until the 7th of April in Arnhem, Netherlands. More information and ticket sales online at facingpages.org.

DOSSIER: ART & DESIGN

Kalimat is excited to be exhibited in this year’s Facing Pages Independent Magazine Biennale. Facing Pages will take place from the 28th of March until the 7th of April in Arnhem, Netherlands. More information and ticket sales online at facingpages.org.

×

Comments
Retired signs of #lasvegas at the Neon Boneyard Museum

Retired signs of #lasvegas at the Neon Boneyard Museum

×

Comments
You don’t find many of these around anymore! A copy of The Face from January 1998

You don’t find many of these around anymore! A copy of The Face from January 1998

×

Comments

ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCATION SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE VISITING SCHOOL DUBAI – Expocity 2020

DOSSIER: ART & DESIGN

The Architectural Association School of Architecture has announced yet another ‘Visiting School’ program in the Middle East, this time around, its newest workshop in the region is to take place in Dubai.

Directed by alumni Riyad Joucka, the workshop entitled Expocity 2020: In Search of an Urban Identity. The endeavor is an immediate response to a newly announced turning point in the cultural reform of the city: Dubai winning the bid for hosting ‘The World Expo 2020.

AA Visiting School Dubai is part of an ever-growing attempt by the AA to expand the network of the school by initiating nodes of collaboration dealing the immediate social, cultural and ecological context of their accommodating cities.

“Our goal is to challenge the very form and not the presumed geography – of the modern architectural school as a learning space defined above all by local location, formation and culture. What we seek through the AA Visiting School is something else entirely: an open embrace of the creative, critical potentials latent within today’s decidedly global circumstances in the production of architectural knowledge, teaching and learning.” AA Prospectus 2013.

The 10-day Visiting School takes on the challenge of reflecting the cultural identity of the city in a series of pavilions, designed with the aim of representing the UAE in the upcoming Expo 2020.

Participants are to work in groups and to collaborate closely with a teaching team composed of selected innovators in the field of digital design and fabrication in architecture.

State of the art methodologies in generative simulation and fabrication in architectural design are to be utilized in this research, coupled with a rigorous field study of the urban formation, social context and local materials, all of which are treated as synergetic elements igniting the cultural future of the city of Dubai.

AA Visiting School will take place from the 20-30 March 2014. Registration is now open (until 6 March). For more information: www.aavsdubai.com

×

Comments
From Qurtuba to Córdoba

DOSSIER: CULTURE

A touring photography exhibition is now in Nablus from the 16th of December 2013 to the 15th of January 2014.

×

Comments
Mail from #Paris! Our copy of The Paris Magazine, aka “the poor man’s Paris review” from @Shakespeare_co has arrived!

Mail from #Paris! Our copy of The Paris Magazine, aka “the poor man’s Paris review” from @Shakespeare_co has arrived!

×

Comments

Arab thought and culture. The official blog of Kalimat Magazine.

Theme by Monique Tendencia