The Atlas Mountains, Maghreb
Potential Archeologies is a research project inscribed in Haythem Zakaria’s practice, which reflects specifically on the multiple possibilities of looking at the Atlas Mountains through landscape and mythology. This research draws on and collaborates with the artist’s long-term ongoing project Interstices.
Setareh Fatehi // Shahrzad Irannejad
Bodiless Heads is a metaphor, a hypothesis, an imaginary state that relates to the evasive, multi-layered cultures of courtesy evolved over time particularly, but not exclusively, within Iran’s [cultural] borders.
Editor-Researcher Denise Clarke explores the role and nature of artistic research practices in the extra-commercial exhibitions and activities at Abu-Dhabi Art 2018.
Art certainly does play a part in knowledge production: we understand a lot about our being in the world and our cultural histories through art.
Dr Laurie Benson interviews Lola Frost about the relationship between her own artistic practice and research.
Tourab, Syria Art in Brussels
Svetlana Sequeira Costa interviews Arts Cabinet Advisor Alma Salem, as she opens Tourab in Brussels, an exhibition sponsored by Goethe Institut and designed to provoke, challenge and give voice to unheard and vulnerable individuals in Syria and the world.
Brussels, April 2018
Setareh Fatehi and Shahrzad Irannejad (Iran) perform ideas, bodies and movement at major migration conference in the UK.
Movement and Migration in the Middle East
Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Edinburgh, July 2017
In this piece, Dr Erik Vlaeminck examines the phenomenon of cultural relations in Siberia through the lens of the practices of four visual artists, and questions whether these can influence the role of culture in international relations.
The anthropologist Bernard Muller accounts how he explored the uniqueness of an original practice, which goes beyond traditional research frameworks.
Interview by Dr Annabelle Boissier, 2017
Politics always come first. We are not able to just start to look at art practices and simply see how they produce imaginary settings in which people are creating political and other possibilities. Once more, it’s the agency of art that is underestimated.
Dr Annabelle Boissier interviews Art Anthropologist and Historian Kirsten Scheid, 2017
Only through close interactions between civic societies can genuine cultural exchange can take place.
Image: The Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Courtesy Erik Vlaeminck