Events

Events



Martin Schulz and André Azoulay
on : Friday, 5 Apr, 2013

A Wave Of Citizenship Breaks Across the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean stands torn between renewal and crisis. New political, social and cultural realities struggle through the pain of birth. Both north and south of the sea, there is a palpable sense of expectation and uncertainty, and no clear path to follow. The debt crisis in Europe has shaken people, politics and institutions and resulted in rampant unemployment that is particularly affecting the continent’s youth. The political costs include an increasing sense of powerlessness, an i...

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Celia Topping
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on : Friday, 22 Mar, 2013

Meet Reel Iraq

Ten years ago the world witnessed massive protests against the US and UK-led invasion of Iraq, with up to sixty countries standing in solidarity with the Iraqi people. In London alone, over a million marched, the largest ever demonstration to take place in the UK, with similar marches organized in Belfast and Edinburgh. The protests failed to deter military action, but support for the Iraqis continues to this day. Reel Iraq, a festival celebrating the contribution of art, culture and cr...

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Juliet Highet
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on : Monday, 24 Dec, 2012

Recording, Reframing and Resisting

Rock the Kasbah is a series of street-scene photographs by Tunisian Jellel Gasteli, taken during the first protest of the Arab Awakening in Tunisia. He says, “The sit-in at t...

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Michelle Williams
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on : Saturday, 22 Dec, 2012

Rescued Canvas

In the past month alone, work by Syrian artists has exhibited at galleries in London, Dubai, Beirut, and Los Angeles, and many more locations are planned for 2013. Borne out of...

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Amy Assad
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on : Friday, 2 Nov, 2012

Trappings of Oil

Tucked away in Maddox Street, a strangely quiet side road wedged behind London’s busy Regent Street, is the Selma Feriani Gallery; currently home to the first London solo exhibit...

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Amy Assad
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on : Wednesday, 8 Aug, 2012

Hurdles and other Obstacles

Entering the exhibition Hey’Ya: Arab Women in Sport at Sotheby’s in London, I stop by a photograph of Qatari player Amal Mohammed Awad. Hair under a headscarf, she is clut...

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Celia Topping
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on : Friday, 25 May, 2012

A Montage of Invasion

You may recognise kennardphillips’ Photo Op. It is a photomontage of Tony Blair taking a photo of himself with his mobile phone, in front of a huge explosion, with a seemingl...

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Vedica Kant
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on : Wednesday, 16 May, 2012

Jumping off the Pages

The catalogue for Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk’s newly opened Museum of Innocence begins with a Turkish translation of these lines by another Nobel laureate, the Ita...

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Amy Assad
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on : Thursday, 19 Apr, 2012

Confronting Paradise

“Me being a Palestinian, I guess, may have something to do with the interest people have in my work.” says internationally-renowned artist, Laila Shawa at her most recent e...

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Vedica Kant
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on : Wednesday, 4 Apr, 2012

If These Walls Could Talk

The contemporary art space SALT is one of, if not the most, spectacular of the recent entrants in Istanbul’s burgeoning arts and culture scene. While SALT (the name meaning '...

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