Whose Gaze Is It Anyway?, an exhibition covering the history of Arab pop culture through film and printed matter, will run at the ICA from September 2 to October 5.
Created in partnership with the Arab British Centre and running as part of Safar: The Festival of Popular Arab Cinema, Whose Gaze Is It Anyway? employs everything from posters, book covers and diaries, to film and video in exploring Arab pop culture under the direction of curator Omar Kholeif.
Inspired by underground treasure trove of famous collector Abboudi Bou Jaoudeh, the ICA will be presenting rare film posters from the archives for the first time in the UK, as well as some newly commissioned works, such as the imaginary posters of Sophia Al-Maria of the Gulf art collective GCC for her unfinished rape-revenge thriller, Beretta. Joining the lineup will be Maha Maamoun and her 2009 film Domestic Tourism II and Raed Yassin‘s single-channel video work, Disco.
See the ICA exhibition page for details. **