MENASA Studio Dispatches
16 March—19 March 2011
Art Dubai Projects, UAE
The MENASA Studio Dispatches are a series of over 50 five-minute audio works, commissioned by The Island and Art Dubai Projects, by artists working across the North Africa, Middle East and South Asia regions.
Each dispatch reflects the artists’ current work and they range in form from spoken word and music to abstract sound collage. As well as creating a living archive of artistic practice across the region, the dispatches interrogate the contemporary notion of the ‘studio’ and the accelerated expansion of related technologies over recent years, which have transformed the way in which knowledge is produced and disseminated.
The MENASA Studio Dispatches is the second edition of The Island’s Studio Dispatches Project. It was presented at Art Dubai Projects at Art Dubai, 16-19 March 2011.
A selection of dispatches was presented on Dubai Eye 103.8 between 14-19 March and the entire project will be serialised on Art International Radio over the coming weeks.
This project was made possible with the kind support of the British Council, DubaiEye and Art International Radio and with the generous assistance of ArtSchoolPalestine, Ashkal Alwan, Darb 1718, Delfina Foundation, Green Cardamom, KHOJ and Vasl Artist’s Collective.
Click on the artists names to listen to the dispatch:
Hamra Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas, Bani Abidi, Adel Abidin, Leena Ahmed and Ian Fletcher, Ammar Al Beik, Yazan Al Khalili, Sophia Al-Maria, Maisoon Al Saleh, Anas Al-Shaikh, Jananne Al-Ani, Buthayna Ali, Hala Ali and Isak Berbic, Ghadah Alkandari, Asli Altay, Can Altay and Koray Kantarcioglu, Faisal Anwar, Kamrooz Aram and Arthur Ou, Reza Aramesh, Marwa Arsanios, Vartan Avakian and Raed Yassin, Younes Baba-Ali, Rayya Badran, Rana Begum, Neil Beloufa, Doris Bittar and Jonathan Glasier, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Didem Özbek and Osman Bozkurt, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Lana Daher and Charbel Haber, Shezad Dawood (Menasa), Jeanno Gaussi, Abdulnasser Gharem, Amirali Ghasemi, Ramin & Rokni Haerizadeh and Neza Azadikhah, Malak Helmy (featuring Simeon Roos), Raed Ibrahim, Iman Issa, Hiwa K., Bouchra Khalili, Naiza H. Khan, Khayal Khana, Radhika Khimji, Ahmed Mater, Naeem Mohaiemen, Aman Mojadidi, Huma Mulji, Timo Nasseri, Steve Sabella, Marwan Sahmarani, Faisal Samra, Solmaz Shahbazi, Oraib Toukan, Camille Zakharia