Talk: Ibraaz Book Launch “Dissonant Archives”, Istanbul


Becoming a Book: Ibraaz Book Launch
SALT Galata
Saturday Sep 5, 2015 16:00

Ibraaz and the Kamel Lazaar Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East, the second volume in their Contemporary Visual Culture from the Middle East series.

Edited by Anthony Downey and published by I.B. Tauris, Dissonant Archives is the first book to consider the various ways in which contemporary artists from North Africa and the Middle East are utilizing and disrupting the function of the archive and, in so doing, are simultaneously highlighting a systemic and perhaps irrevocable crisis in institutional and state-ordained archiving across the region.

Dissonant Archives features writing, interviews and original artwork by internationally renowned academics, curators, activists, filmmakers and artists including Emily Jacir, Walid Raad, Jananne Al-Ani, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Mariam Ghani, Zineb Sedira, and Akram Zaatari.

The launch will be preceded by a panel discussion with contributions from Vahap Avşar, Burak Arikan, Meriç Algün Ringborg and Başak Şenova.

For further information on the publication, click here.

The panel discussion will be held in English.

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