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Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)
arts / book / Literature / middle east / north africa / Poetry / women

Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)

“Celebrated Egyptian poet Iman Mersal, one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Arabic poetry, has shifted her attention — with two recent books — to prose. Now, after a translation of Simic’s ironic voice, and a prose book full of complicated feelings around being a mother, can we expect new shadows from both in … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Artist Soheila Sokhanvari
Art / arts / Fine art and design / iran / middle east / women

Six Pillars Broadcast: Artist Soheila Sokhanvari

Once a practising scientist, Iranian artist Soheila Sokhanvari discusses her multi-media painting and sculptural work at Wysing Arts Centre, inspired by vintage family photographs in crude oil, gold and egg tempera. Soheila Sokhanvari’s work draws on personal histories, expressed in photographs and expired passports, exploring identity and trauma, often with the backdrop of past political … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – European Everything – Norway at Documenta14
Art / arts / Fine art and design / Latest Culture News / resonance104.4fm

Six Pillars Broadcast – European Everything – Norway at Documenta14

As the quinquennial Documenta 14 opens in its second city, Kassel in Germany, we hear from participating artist Joar Nango. One of the endangered Sámi tribes in Norway, Nango is an architect who creates installations and collaborative works with the environment and social context in mind. His open air piece at Athens Conservatoire is called … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis
Art / dance / Dance / maghreb / middle east / north africa / resonance104.4fm / tunisia

Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis

  This week: Oumaïma Manaï, a young choreographer from Tunisia, discusses her role at the Tunisian Pavilion at Venice Biennale, and the role of hip hop in offering Tunisian youth an alternative language by which to express themselves. The pavilion holds no artworks but employs dance as a means of animating the debate on migration, … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Turkey at the 57th Venice Biennial
architecture / Art / arts / Fine art and design / middle east / resonance104.4fm

Six Pillars Broadcast: Turkey at the 57th Venice Biennial

  Cevdet Erek – ÇIN – Pavilion of Turkey at the Venice Biennale. An interview with the artist representing Turkey at the National Pavilion Venice Biennial until November 26, 2017. Cevdet Erek is a musician with an architectural background, who for some years has been working with space, architecture and music as a practicing artist. … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast- Tunisia at Venice Bienniale
Art / arts / Fine art and design / kamel lazaar / maghreb / middle east / north africa / women

Six Pillars Broadcast- Tunisia at Venice Bienniale

“The Absence of Paths” Lina Lazaar, curator of the Tunisian Pavilion at Venice Biennial, the first since 1958, explains to Fari Bradley The Absence of Paths, and how come there are no artworks as such, but 30 Tunisians, including dancers and ‘performers’ who were once would-be migrants out of Tunisia, in the pavilion at the … Continue reading