June 14, 2010 - ArteEast - ArteEast Quarterly out now
June 14, 2010

ArteEast Quarterly out now

Darfuris in Cairo
© Myriam Abdelaziz

ArteEast Quarterly
Extra-Territoriality in the Middle East — Open Anthology

Now Available Online

ArteEast and guest-editor Ursula Biemann are pleased to announce the summer issue of ArteEast Quarterly online. Through a rich collection of research texts, art works photographs and videos, the issue explores the varied forms of extraterritorial spaces — including Palestinian refugee camps, Kurdish Collective Towns built under Saddam Hussein’s regime, Asian labor camps catering to the U.S. military in Iraq, the repurposing of former Israeli military posts in the West Bank, urban reconstruction plans for a war-ravaged neighborhood in Beirut and the public use of an urban no-man’s-land in Cairo.

In recent years, the numbers and genres of extraterritorial spaces have increased, diversified and consolidated into a dense configuration of exceptions that superimpose and perhaps undermine the very notion of territory. This edition of ArteEast Quarterly unearths how attempting to confine people in a bounded space invariably instigates a heightened desire to connect across distances and activate new forms of trans-local communication.

Conceived as an open-ended anthology that will grow over time, this issue presents innovative art and academic practices that analyze and intervene in contested terrains and their regimes of representation. They examine the politics of mobility, security and labor in such urban zones, as well as their precarious living conditions and the community’s strategies to improve them.

In this issue:

Francesca Recchia, Anna Wachtmeister, Azad Shekhani, Ehsan Maleki, Ziad Turkey, Lee Wang, Oroub el-Abed, Rana El Nemr, Myriam Abdelaziz, Mona Fawaz, Marwan Ghandour, Sari Hanafi, Ismael Sheikh Hassan, Saba Innab, a-film, Ursula Biemann, Beshara Doumani, Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti, Eyal Weizman (Decolonizing Architecture), Ozayr Saloojee, Molly Eagen, Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh and Rasha Salti.

To read the new issue of ArteEast Quarterly, please click here

About ArteEast:

ArteEast, a New York-based international nonprofit organization established in 2003, supports and promotes artists from the Middle East and its diasporas by raising awareness of their most significant and groundbreaking work through public events, art exhibitions, film screenings, a dynamic online gallery and a resource-rich website. Partnering with some of the most prestigious institutions in the field, ArteEast’s film, visual arts and literary programs reach thousands of audiences worldwide each year. To find out more, please visit www.arteeast.org. To support ArteEast please click here.


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