Posts in Interview
Multaka is Arabic for Meeting Point. Multaka is the link between the past, the present and the future.

A project called Multaka, initiated by the Museum for Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin in 2015 - at the height of the migration crisis in Europe - has turned the Museum into a magnet for bringing diverse groups together to reinterpret collections through their own stories and experiences.
This new way of being in a museum, of looking at collections, creates an opportunity to rethink the museum as a structure of tolerance.

Photo: Teilnehmer einer Führung des Projekt “Multaka: Treffpunkt Museum“ im Museum für Islamische Kunst. © René Zieger

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Changing Perspectives on the World

Arts Cabinet interviews artist Abigail Reynolds on the relationship between books, libraries and her multidisciplinary artistic practice. 

The Lost Libraries of the Silk Road project made me question my assumptions of the world and my own identity. The whole journey changed my perspective on the world. My work is always bound up with different perspectives and modes of understanding…it addresses the restructuring and contingency of knowledge, of dominant narratives.

Image: The Maidens, 2012 - Courtesy of the Artist

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Chisenhale Interviews: Lawrence Abu Hamdan 

Chisenhale Interviews: Lawrence Abu Hamdan 
Interviewed by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions, Chisenhale Gallery on Wednesday 12 September 2018 at Chisenhale Gallery, London. Chisenhale Interviews series editor, Polly Staple, Director, Chisenhale Gallery. 

Arts Cabinet is very grateful to Chisenhale Gallery for sharing this interview in our Editorial, a valuable contribution to the expansion of knowledge on artistic research.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Earwitness Inventory (2018). Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London in partnership with: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andy Keate.

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The Agency of Art. When will we take art seriously?

As part of our ongoing commitment to the MENA region, we are developing an interview series with Art Historians and Curators who chose to devote their career to the promotion of Middle-Eastern and North African art. Our aim is to give their work more visibility and to create links between them as part of a growing network.

Image: The Arab Nude: The Artist as Awakener @Kirsten Scheid

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Fieldwork as a convivial and undisciplinary practice

In this interview for Arts Cabinet, Bernard explores the uniqueness of an original practice, which goes beyond traditional research frameworks. Based on is personal experience, he provides an overview of situations that may lead researchers to open their practices to art and describes the obstacles they face inside the academy, their traditional space of action.

Image: Azé Kokovina, The clown, Lomé, 2013. @Gaétan Noussouglo

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Egyptian artists know the art of their world well, it's us who don't know it!

As part of our ongoing commitment to the MENA region, we are starting an interview series with Art Historians and Curators who chose to devote their career to the promotion Middle-Eastern and North African art. Our aim is to give their work more visibility and to create links between them as part of a growing network.

Image: Nadia Radwan on a study trip with her students, Pera Museum, Istanbul, June 2016. Courtesy © Nadia Radwan

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