New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks
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New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks

A new four-part, monthly series The Far Becomes Near archives the history of radio broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates, as radiophonic experiments punctuated by oral histories from local historians, academics, cultural commentators and the federation’s earliest broadcasters. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, the archive describes a Gulf at the turn of the 20th Century … Continue reading

New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene
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New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene

Informal interviews with musicians from the Bahrain music scene that exist around Malja Studios on Amwaj Island. A collaboration with Maxeem Meraki a local bouzouki player, led to this conversation in which he explains how he, as “a heavy metal fan all the way”, came to love and learn the Greek bouzouki in the Middle … Continue reading

New Podcast – Sote Selects Iranian Experimental Electronica
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New Podcast – Sote Selects Iranian Experimental Electronica

A flying visit from Sote to London from Iran, in the studio. Ata ‘Sote’ Ebtekar is a composer, sound artist, and recording engineer now based in Tehran, Iran.  Sote has moved back to Iran and is engaging with young producers there whose music we sample in this broadcast. With aspects of hard techno and sometimes … Continue reading

New Six Pillars Podcast: Curating Commercial Galleries
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New Six Pillars Podcast: Curating Commercial Galleries

This week: art scenes in the UAE (3 of 4) exploring the role of curated shows at commercial galleries and the means of commissioning these shows from visiting curators, and the response of audiences outside of market forces to them. Speaking are Isabelle van den Eynde of IVDE and her gallerist Maria Mumtaz , co-director … Continue reading

New Six Pillars Podcast – Art Institutions in the UAE
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New Six Pillars Podcast – Art Institutions in the UAE

  Art scenes in the UAE (episode 2 of 4): how institutions housing galleries navigate public, private and education programming. With New York University, Abu Dhabi art gallery director and curator Maya Allison; and assistant curator Bana Kattan. The current show, pictured, is by sculptor Diana Al Hadid (Syria/America). Guest produced by Wael Hattar and … Continue reading