Art Talk: Listen to Gender Wars and Chadors Dicussion Organised by Canvas Magazine at Art Basel

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The discussion below was organised by Canvas Magazine at Art Basel Miami Beach and is the third and final of the Gender, Wars and Chadors talks on Contemporary Middle Eastern Art.  All three talks will be published as a book in 2010.

Artists Ghada Amer, Kader Attia and Akram Zaatari have an animated talk about how geographical categorisation, censorship, censorship, the future of art and their latest works moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery.

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Ghada Amer / Kader Attia / Akram Zaatari

Spotlight: Middle East - from Abu Dhabi Art

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From regional and international galleries as well as non-profit organisations and beyond, the inaugural Abu Dhabi Art fair sees a significant contingent of Middle Eastern art.

Six galleries from the UAE, a handful from Lebanon, Syria and Oman, and several international galleries representing Arab and Iranian art, reflects a good balance between Middle Eastern art and international masterpieces being brought to the UAE capital. Not to mention the presence of non-profit Arab institutions and foundations.

Represented by an eclectic mix of galleries is the UAE, showcased through, among others, Abu Dhabi’s Salwa Zeidan Gallery whose roster of names includes Adonis, Lalla Essaydi, Reza Farkhondeh, Ghada Amer, Shafic Abboud, Hassan Sharif and Youssef Nabil – also represented at the fair by Dubai-based The Third Line who READ THE REST…

Filthy Kicks Launch Dirty Little Secret at Cargo Sun 29 November

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Sunday 29th November bassist sensation Filthy Kicks launch their album “Dirty Little Secret” at Cargo. We’ve been wowed by their violins and dirty bass so here are two tracks for you to listen to:
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Lowering the Tone:
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In support of Filthy Kicks are The Shadow Orchestra, Substatic and Kyshido - see links below.
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Cargo - Sun 29 November 8pm-2am Tickets 6-12, £6 adv / £ 6 on the door before 8pm / £8 after . For info and to buy click Buy Tickets
83 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY click Map for map.
Nearest Tube: Old Street, Liverpool Street Station
Filthy Kicks Myspace / Cargo Listing / The Filthy Kicks facebook / The Shadow Orchestra Myspace / Substatic Myspace / Kyshido Myspace

Riz MC at Sadlers Wells 27/28 Nov MICroscope - Debut Album launch

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A little late in the day but we’re extremely impressed with Riz MC from his tongue-in-cheek Post 911 Blues (see vid below) to his acting in Rage, Britz and Shifty (amongst others).  Riz’s lyrical range is innovative, sharp, funny and insightful - check out RizMC on myspace HERE.

And now Riz is launching his debut album: As part of the Sadler’s Wells Svapnagata Festival curated by Nitin Sawhney and Akram Khan, go and see MICroscope Riz MC’s interactive album debut - Friday and Saturday 27 and 28th November.

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Fri 27 & Sat 28 at 8pm. Tickets £12 (Standing)
For info click HERE to buy click Ticket office on +44 844 412 4300
Venue: Sadler’s Wells, Lilian Baylis Studio, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN click for map.
Nearest Tube: Angel

Post 911 Blues
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