Contemporary Middle Eastern film @ ICA

, 16 August 2013
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There’s a lot of interest in the art and cultural map of the Middle East these days and we have a feeling ideas on Gulf Futurism, as proliferated by Sophia Al Maria, and Slavoj Žižek’s Living in the End of Times might have something to do with it (not mentioning Bidoun, those memes and the ‘Arab Spring’) . But there are plenty more impressions of the diverse region to be had, hence, the ICA‘s Off-Site: Cinema on The Steps:Contemporary Middle Eastern Film in London, running from Tuesday, August 20, to Thursday, August 22.

It features three nights of screenings curated by Abdellah Karroum, Alia Al Senussi and Abdullah Al Turki, and Ahmed Mater, including restored Egyptian classic The Night of Counting the Years (Al Momia), Manal Al Dowayan’s silent mash-up of belly dancing The Legends, and a talk by fellow contemporary artist and event curator Al Turki himself.

See the ICA website for details. **

Chris Marker @ Whitechapel Gallery, Apr 18-Jun 22

8 April 2014

There’s a lot of interest in the art and cultural map of the Middle East these days and we have a feeling ideas on Gulf Futurism, as proliferated by Sophia Al Maria, and Slavoj Žižek’s Living in the End of Times might have something to do with it (not mentioning Bidoun, those memes and the ‘Arab Spring’) . But there are plenty more impressions of the diverse region to be had, hence, the ICA‘s Off-Site: Cinema on The Steps:Contemporary Middle Eastern Film in London, running from Tuesday, August 20, to Thursday, August 22.

It features three nights of screenings curated by Abdellah Karroum, Alia Al Senussi and Abdullah Al Turki, and Ahmed Mater, including restored Egyptian classic The Night of Counting the Years (Al Momia), Manal Al Dowayan’s silent mash-up of belly dancing The Legends, and a talk by fellow contemporary artist and event curator Al Turki himself.

See the ICA website for details. **

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Artists’ Film International running Oct 17

15 October 2013

There’s a lot of interest in the art and cultural map of the Middle East these days and we have a feeling ideas on Gulf Futurism, as proliferated by Sophia Al Maria, and Slavoj Žižek’s Living in the End of Times might have something to do with it (not mentioning Bidoun, those memes and the ‘Arab Spring’) . But there are plenty more impressions of the diverse region to be had, hence, the ICA‘s Off-Site: Cinema on The Steps:Contemporary Middle Eastern Film in London, running from Tuesday, August 20, to Thursday, August 22.

It features three nights of screenings curated by Abdellah Karroum, Alia Al Senussi and Abdullah Al Turki, and Ahmed Mater, including restored Egyptian classic The Night of Counting the Years (Al Momia), Manal Al Dowayan’s silent mash-up of belly dancing The Legends, and a talk by fellow contemporary artist and event curator Al Turki himself.

See the ICA website for details. **

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‘The Country of the Blind’ @ The Sunday Painter, Sep 19

18 September 2013

There’s a lot of interest in the art and cultural map of the Middle East these days and we have a feeling ideas on Gulf Futurism, as proliferated by Sophia Al Maria, and Slavoj Žižek’s Living in the End of Times might have something to do with it (not mentioning Bidoun, those memes and the ‘Arab Spring’) . But there are plenty more impressions of the diverse region to be had, hence, the ICA‘s Off-Site: Cinema on The Steps:Contemporary Middle Eastern Film in London, running from Tuesday, August 20, to Thursday, August 22.

It features three nights of screenings curated by Abdellah Karroum, Alia Al Senussi and Abdullah Al Turki, and Ahmed Mater, including restored Egyptian classic The Night of Counting the Years (Al Momia), Manal Al Dowayan’s silent mash-up of belly dancing The Legends, and a talk by fellow contemporary artist and event curator Al Turki himself.

See the ICA website for details. **

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Stewart Uoo brings cult event It’s Get Better to London for a night of POC, queer, feminist + radical perspectives at ICA, Sep 15

13 September 2017

There’s a lot of interest in the art and cultural map of the Middle East these days and we have a feeling ideas on Gulf Futurism, as proliferated by Sophia Al Maria, and Slavoj Žižek’s Living in the End of Times might have something to do with it (not mentioning Bidoun, those memes and the ‘Arab Spring’) . But there are plenty more impressions of the diverse region to be had, hence, the ICA‘s Off-Site: Cinema on The Steps:Contemporary Middle Eastern Film in London, running from Tuesday, August 20, to Thursday, August 22.

It features three nights of screenings curated by Abdellah Karroum, Alia Al Senussi and Abdullah Al Turki, and Ahmed Mater, including restored Egyptian classic The Night of Counting the Years (Al Momia), Manal Al Dowayan’s silent mash-up of belly dancing The Legends, and a talk by fellow contemporary artist and event curator Al Turki himself.

See the ICA website for details. **

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Geographically-scattered media collective Quantum Natives present Brood Ma, Dane Law, Yearning Kru + others at ICA, Aug 20

15 August 2017

There’s a lot of interest in the art and cultural map of the Middle East these days and we have a feeling ideas on Gulf Futurism, as proliferated by Sophia Al Maria, and Slavoj Žižek’s Living in the End of Times might have something to do with it (not mentioning Bidoun, those memes and the ‘Arab Spring’) . But there are plenty more impressions of the diverse region to be had, hence, the ICA‘s Off-Site: Cinema on The Steps:Contemporary Middle Eastern Film in London, running from Tuesday, August 20, to Thursday, August 22.

It features three nights of screenings curated by Abdellah Karroum, Alia Al Senussi and Abdullah Al Turki, and Ahmed Mater, including restored Egyptian classic The Night of Counting the Years (Al Momia), Manal Al Dowayan’s silent mash-up of belly dancing The Legends, and a talk by fellow contemporary artist and event curator Al Turki himself.

See the ICA website for details. **

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Make it odder. Workshops + performances in experimental music patterns with EAVI at ICA, Aug 6

3 August 2017

There’s a lot of interest in the art and cultural map of the Middle East these days and we have a feeling ideas on Gulf Futurism, as proliferated by Sophia Al Maria, and Slavoj Žižek’s Living in the End of Times might have something to do with it (not mentioning Bidoun, those memes and the ‘Arab Spring’) . But there are plenty more impressions of the diverse region to be had, hence, the ICA‘s Off-Site: Cinema on The Steps:Contemporary Middle Eastern Film in London, running from Tuesday, August 20, to Thursday, August 22.

It features three nights of screenings curated by Abdellah Karroum, Alia Al Senussi and Abdullah Al Turki, and Ahmed Mater, including restored Egyptian classic The Night of Counting the Years (Al Momia), Manal Al Dowayan’s silent mash-up of belly dancing The Legends, and a talk by fellow contemporary artist and event curator Al Turki himself.

See the ICA website for details. **

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