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Whitechapel Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Beyond the Former Middle East: Opening Dialogues
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX
United Kingdom


May 10th, 2013 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Whitechapel Gallery
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Artist talk
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Zilkha Auditorium, £10/8 concessions (£5 Members): Booking essential.
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What are the structures that frame discourse and cultural practice in North Africa and the so-called Middle East? Omar Kholeif is joined by artists, writers, curators and filmmakers including Lawrence Abu Hamdan,Achim Borchardt-HumeSheyma Buali, Joana HadjithomasKhalil Joreige and Guy Mannes-Abbott to interrogate new ways of thinking of emerging practice and artistic ecology.

This forum seeks to pose questions about what it means to curate work growing out of a territorially rooted artistic ecology. What is the relationship between site, movement, and artistic practice? How can we complicate existing dialogues and narratives around geographically specific curating? 

Programme


3.30pm
: Curator, writer and Senior Editor of Ibraaz Publishing, Omar Kholeif presents a provocation to frame the afternoon’s discussion. 

4pm
: Artist-filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige present an illustrated talk and conversation, which traces their career, and illuminates their art making in the context of a continually evolving and contested public sphere. 

4.45pm: 
Break

5pm
: Writer Sheyma Buali discusses the aesthetic qualities inherent within visual culture in the period that followed the Arab Uprisings of 2011. 

5.20pm: 
Artist and researcher Lawrence Abu Hamdan presents a newly developed performance lecture. 

5.45pm
: Writer Guy Mannes-Abbott presents a reading from his new book In Ramallah, Running 

6pm
: Panel discussion with all speakers 


The title Beyond the Former Middle East is an homage to the essay Beyond the Former Middle East: Aesthetics, Civil Society, and the Politics of Representation by Dr. Anthony Downey published by Ibraaz publishing and available at www.ibraaz.org. 

Beyond The Former Middle East is a one-off event that forms part of a research and curatorial enquiry by Omar Kholeif, Independent Curator, writer and Senior Editor of Ibraaz. 

Tickets £10/8 concessions (£5 Members). *Proof of concession or membership to be shown on the doors.


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