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
http://www.taymourgrahne.com/exhibitions/didnand39t-start-the-fire#3

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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

http://www.taymourgrahne.com/exhibitions/didnand39t-start-the-fire#3

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“Here and Elsewhere,” an Exhibition of Contemporary Art From and About the Arab World at the New Museum

Opening on the 16th of July, “Here and Elsewhere” at the New Museum, will be the first museum-wide exhibition in New York City to feature contemporary art from and about the Arab world. The exhibition brings together more than forty-five artists from over fifteen countries, many of whom live and work internationally. In keeping with the New Museum’s dedication to showcasing the most engaging new art from around the globe, “Here and Elsewhere” is the most recent in a series of exhibitions that have introduced urgent questions and new aesthetics to US audiences.

Through the original and individualized practices of a multigenerational constellation of artists, the exhibition highlights works that often have conceptual or aesthetic references to the Arab world, yet also extend well beyond.

16 July-28 September 2014

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Upstairs to downstairs - a quick look at #chooseyourownadventure - opening tomorrow @laaf2014 Curator talks: 11:40am and 4:00pm #liverpool #laaf14 #design #graphicdesign

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"One man’s trash" by @marwanshahin part of #chooseyourownadventure #graphicdesign exhibition opening at @laaf2014 on Saturday at the Bluecoat in #liverpool. #design

"One man’s trash" by @marwanshahin part of #chooseyourownadventure #graphicdesign exhibition opening at @laaf2014 on Saturday at the Bluecoat in #liverpool. #design

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Previews of works by @cynthiamerhej @mohamedmousa and @ayaalkadhimi from #chooseyourownadventure opening Saturday @laaf2014 #design #graphicdesign

Previews of works by @cynthiamerhej @mohamedmousa and @ayaalkadhimi from #chooseyourownadventure opening Saturday @laaf2014 #design #graphicdesign

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Preview of work from #chooseyourownadventure -@marwanshahin’s 
“Another Man’s treasure” exhibition opens 7 June at the Bluecoat in #Liverpool

Preview of work from #chooseyourownadventure -@marwanshahin’s
“Another Man’s treasure” exhibition opens 7 June at the Bluecoat in #Liverpool

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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.

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.

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DOSSIER: CULTURE
Discover Arab CinemaInspiring contemporary and classic films from the Arab regionOur 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.Highlights include:
Richard III: An Arab VIP
Omar
A World Not Ours
Wadjda

DOSSIER: CULTURE

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.

Highlights include:

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DOSSIER: Art & Design
Designer Lina Alorabi will be exhibiting her first series ofprototypes at DMY International Design Festival in Berlin from 28 May-1 June 2014 at flughafen Tempelhof

DOSSIER: Art & Design

Designer Lina Alorabi will be exhibiting her first series of
prototypes at DMY International Design Festival in Berlin from 28 May-1 June 2014 at flughafen Tempelhof

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Spotted: Kalimat Issue 08 posing for the cameras between Delayed Gratification and Varoom! at the Facing Pages Magazine Biennale in Arnhem last month.

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DOSSIER: ART & DESIGN
Kamal Boullata
Opening Reception 12 May 2014, 7-10pm
Show on 12 May-31 July 2014

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DOSSIER: ART & DESIGN

Kamal Boullata

  • Opening Reception 12 May 2014, 7-10pm
  • Show on 12 May-31 July 2014

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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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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