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Six Pillars Broadcast – El Marsa Gallery, Tunis / Dubai and Thameur Mejri.
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Six Pillars Broadcast – El Marsa Gallery, Tunis / Dubai and Thameur Mejri.

After exhibiting his work at the 1:54 African Contemporary Art Fair, London 2017, the Dubai-based El Marsa Gallery present a solo show of canvas, film and paper works by young Tunisian artist Thameur Mejri The solo exhibition Heretic Spaces, is held at Elmarsa Gallery, Dubai, UAE, however in this interview the director Lili Ben Saleh, … Continue reading

NEW PODCAST – Pop Art from North Africa
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NEW PODCAST – Pop Art from North Africa

Fari Bradley talks to Najlaa El-Ageli in situ at the P21 Gallery, London about ‘Pop Art From North Africa’, in which 15 artists inspired by the Pop Art movement represent every nation in the region with paintings, digital images, animation, music and street art. The works tackle the social, political and cultural environments unique to … Continue reading

Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)
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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 – Electro-Classical Music from Iran
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Electro-Classical Music from Iran

Tonight on Six Pillars we’re listening to experimental music from the Middle East and a somewhat electro-classical selection today, in this order: Playlist: Rohab by Showan Tavakol Sami Yusuf with the Persian nightingale Soog e Sarv by Showan Tavakol Iranian Hologram by Showan Tavakol DayBalal by Farshad BakhtiariHa feat. Shaghayegh Kamali Persian Jazz by Oxala … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Blind Venice, Catalonia
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Six Pillars Broadcast: Blind Venice, Catalonia

This week: as the 57th Venice Film festival opens in Venice, we hear from Biennale artist Antoni Abad on his boat tour project “The Venice Ones Doesn’t See”. Abad uses the internet as a creative & research platform, although he began his career as a sculptor. For The Venice One Doesn’t See or Unveiling the … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Artist Soheila Sokhanvari
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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 – Music by Asnam L. Masrah, Palestine
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Music by Asnam L. Masrah, Palestine

July 12th – the sweetest vocals from Ramallah by singer /songwriter Asnam L. Masrah, أصنام المسرح, with her series of solo home-made recordings and electronica collaborations with Muqata’a (Boycott). Interview below.  In Arabic her lyrics: Complex questions and cloudy mysteries emptiness judging consequences errors Should I write about our present society? or should I go … Continue reading