Category Archives: Knowledge

Filming Beirut

Lebanese video art has received much attention over the past decade. Often it has been hailed in the West as a new and surprising voice of critical investigation of the war-torn country and related social and political issues. Thereby it has … Continue reading

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Indian enigmas – does non-Western art need explaining?

Even though non-Western artists have been present on the international exhibition circuit for quite some time now, apparently there is still a need to “inform” the European public of every single feature of a place before they can “understand” these … Continue reading

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A letter from a contemporary nomad

Questions of mobility and the representation of Arab art and culture in Europe On June 1 – 2 the Safar Fund together with the Roberto Cimetta Foundation hosted a symposium on mobility in the Mediterranean in Amman, Jordan. The realization of … Continue reading

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The Museum Revisited

Knowledge, authenticity and forgery in two exhibitions by Leila Pazooki and Mohamad Said Baalbaki Museums as authoritative spaces for the creation and archiving of knowledge have a long tradition in the Western world. From the beginnings as cabinet of curiosities … Continue reading

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