Six Pillars Broadcast – Artist Manal Aldowayan
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Artist Manal Aldowayan

As a female artist from Saudi Arabia, Manal AlDowayan’s has a particular resonance; themes of active forgetting, archives, and collective memory, with a large focus on the state of Saudi women and their representation. From photography to film to sculpture Aldowayan is always exploring new forms and has shown a significant body of work internationally, … Continue reading

New Season of Six Pillars
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New Season of Six Pillars

This new season on Resonance104.4FM, Six Pillars provides an antidote to mainstream media outside these regions, with their damagingly limited Orientalist and alarmist lenses. Focusing on choice contemporary West Asian (Middle Eastern), North African and South Asian sound, art and culture, tune in for experimental music, arts and culture. Broadcasts (UK time) Wednesday 9-9.30pm Repeats … 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

Six Pillars Broadcast – Outside the Turner Prize
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Outside the Turner Prize

The Turner Prize (est. 1984) is awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition presentation of their work anywhere in the world the previous year. However the jury is specifically composed of national and international curators, writers and even musicians. What does this self-consciously British show look like … Continue reading

Broadcast Times – July 2016
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Broadcast Times – July 2016

In the 12+ years we’ve been making Six pillars we’ve hardly taken a break. This past 6 weeks have been a time of travel (Bahrain, Sharjah UAE and Beirut), amassing sounds and ideas, while our sister show Free Lab Radio has continued offering up leftfield dance music for the discerning listener on Resonance104.4FM and Resonance … 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