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

Six Pillars Broadcast – Painting Shows at Carbon 12 and Jean Paul Najar Foundation Galleries, Dubai
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Painting Shows at Carbon 12 and Jean Paul Najar Foundation Galleries, Dubai

An interview with two galleries at Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai’s art district: the co-director of Carbon 12 Kourosh Noori on ‘Good Face and Incurable Flaws’ open until October 31st 2017 with a painterly duo: Iranian Amir Khojasteh and Austrian Philip Mueller. Humour, power and painterly tradition feature in this fresh pairing of two notable artists. … 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

Six Pillars Broadcast – Pop Art from North Africa
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Six Pillars Broadcast – 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

Six Pillars Broadcast – Borderless Festival, Statford
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Borderless Festival, Statford

This week: the Theatre Royal Stratford East and GOAT Music’s presentation of ‘Borderless’ -a vibrant and wide reaching festival designed to dissolve ideas of ‘other’ in the collective swell of music. For this iteration, we hear music from The Turbans, Anushka + XOA, Deep Throat Choir + Some Voices, Sola Akingbola’s Critical Mass and Horace … 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

NEW SEASON: Six Pillars – Soul of a Nation
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NEW SEASON: Six Pillars – Soul of a Nation

Six Pillars begins a new series on Resonance104.4FM this Autumn 2017 season. This Wednesday 13th September, 9-9.30pm, repeating Friday 15th, 11-11.30am. Museum consultant and award winning writer Sumantro Ghose discusses race, class and history in art with Fari Bradley at Tate Modern’s Soul of a Nation. Interspersed with tracks form the exhibition playlist, the show … Continue reading