Six Pillars Broadcast – “The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Fodder”
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Six Pillars Broadcast – “The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Fodder”

 “The Clash of Digitalizations: “The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Digital Fodder” A pithy talk by Saud Al-Zaid, a scholar of radical Islamic thought, at the 33th Chaos Communication Congress [33c3] in Hamburg. Al-Zaid, who holds degrees in Economics, Comparative Literature, Arab Studies, the Anthropology & Sociology of Religion, and Islamic Studies, was … Continue reading

New Podcast – JAOU Tunis: Sultan al Qassemi talks to Chris Weaver
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New Podcast – JAOU Tunis: Sultan al Qassemi talks to Chris Weaver

After the Bardo Museum attacks on tourists earlier this year, JAOU festival and symposium is more than ever set to hold its annual arts events at the Tunis museum in Tunisia. Sound artist Chris Weaver interviews founder of the Barjeel Foundation, UAE and renowned Arab affairs commentator Sultan Al Qassemi about his participation in JAOU … Continue reading

Six Pillars at Art Dubai 2014
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Six Pillars at Art Dubai 2014

Falgoosh Radio is due to broadcast live from inside the largest art fair in the Middle East. Listen in HERE. Falgoosh Radio returns to Art Dubai 2014 for a second year in a row, with a constant dedicated stream of sound art, experimental music and discussions around the fair. Created and programmed by Six Pillars’s … Continue reading

Outsider Artist – ‘Granny’ Hassan Exhibition, Iran
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Outsider Artist – ‘Granny’ Hassan Exhibition, Iran

An exhibition of paintings by self-taught artist Monavvar Ramezani known as “Nanny Hassan” has been on show at the Nami Gallery, Tehran, Iran this month. The 76 -year old “Nanny Hassan” of Qeydar of Zanjan Province (b.1937), used to weave carpets and design carpet weaves, but six years ago began experimenting with painting to great … Continue reading

This week’s Six Pillars – Peace From the Bottom of My Art
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This week’s Six Pillars – Peace From the Bottom of My Art

Is there such a thing as a justified war? “A bomb, sheathed in condoms, explodes in a childlike paradise.”(1) From Picasso to Chagall, the struggle for peace has been one that is constantly and necessarily represented in the arts; peace as something worth striving for, whose presence we must keenly endeavour to decipher in the … Continue reading

A Shahnameh for the Digital Age
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A Shahnameh for the Digital Age

We have often covered productions and exhibitions around the Persian Book of Kings or The Shahnameh: from our show on Drinking Arak of an Ayatollah’s Beard, a novel about travelling around Iran and Afghanistan with a copy of the classic in hand, to the major Shahnameh exhibition at Cambridge’s Fitzwiliam Museum via an interview with … Continue reading

70s Home Movie Project
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70s Home Movie Project

The initial call out for cine film from Iran in 1970s is now closed. The residency/ project continues however until May, we are currently collating audio accounts of 1970s Iran and UK. Read our project updates, with samples of what we’ve been processing HERE _________________________________________________ CALL OUT FOR 1970s HOME MOVIES, FROM IRAN or UK  … Continue reading