Operating at the intersection between art and research
When the Painterly meets the Political
Shiraz Bayjoo in conversation with Arts Cabinet
I generally start with stories that emerge from my research. I work with personal and private archives, vernacular histories, literary and academic texts. Ultimately, my research process is about asking multiple questions about identity and belonging.
Image: Bow Boys Archive, 2012 - Courtesy of the Artist
Soufiane Ababri/Cécile Bourne Farrell. Special thanks to Something We Africans Got
How does one try to lead a different way of looking at things? It’s not about feeding the bourgeois discourse of Bataille or Barthes, my drawings are about solitude, about the inability to transfer eroticism between different social classes.
Haythem Zakaria in conversation with Arts Cabinet
Working with the landscapes of the Atlas Mountains and in connection with his research project with Arts Cabinet, Zakaria created an oeuvre in which art becomes epistemological research in the question for archetypal figures. Image: Interstices, Opus III - Courtesy of the Artist