Six Pillars Broadcast – The Box in the Majlis
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Six Pillars Broadcast – The Box in the Majlis

‘The Box in the Majilis’ Episode 2 of the monthly series When The Far Becomes Near: The programme takes the form of an imaginary audio tour for the blind and partially sighted, guiding museum visitors around a room in the exhibition, ‘The Box in the Majilis’. The exhibition contains objects that illustrate the changing role … Continue reading

New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene
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New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene

Informal interviews with musicians from the Bahrain music scene that exist around Malja Studios on Amwaj Island. A collaboration with Maxeem Meraki a local bouzouki player, led to this conversation in which he explains how he, as “a heavy metal fan all the way”, came to love and learn the Greek bouzouki in the Middle … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – Karachi Interior
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This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – Karachi Interior

          Artist Roohi S. Ahmed on the opening of her solo show Liminal Space at Karachi’s Koel Gallery, plus selected sounds from Karachi-streets, lined with cows and goats at this time of year, emblematic of Karachi’s informal and political scene and the wider social webs of Pakistan. Broadcasts on air across … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – A Karachi Phonology
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This Week’s Six Pillars – A Karachi Phonology

Wed 23rd September, repeats Friday 23rd, 2015 Colourful phonology and excerpts from conversations across the world’s 2nd most populous city, Karachi. Interviewees include performance artist Jamal Ashiqain on performance and his practice in Pakistan, and professional driver Jawed Iqbal, commenting on the proliferation of pan-tobacco chewing in Karachi. Technology, the arts scene, the streets, what … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – The Tentative Collective, Karachi.
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This Week’s Six Pillars – The Tentative Collective, Karachi.

As part of Resonance104.4fm’m new weekly series of Six Pillars we begin broadcasting on Wednesdays 9pm. This week we speak with artist/curator Haajra Haider Karrar and artist Fazal Rizvi about their part in The Tentative Collective, founded by Yaminay Chaudhri. The group of artists and curators engage with their home town of Karachi, Pakistan via … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – Lahore Biennial Foundation Residency
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Lahore Biennial Foundation Residency

Launching the new weekly series of Six Pillars on Wednesday 9th September – 9pm, we speak to three artists on a 4 week residency in Karachi, Pakistan. The Lahore Biennial Foundation hosts an arts residency for the first time at Karachi’s new and liberal Habib University. We hear from three of the four participating artists … Continue reading

New Podcast: Art Dubai + Arab Women Entrepreneurs, JAOU Tunis
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New Podcast: Art Dubai + Arab Women Entrepreneurs, JAOU Tunis

At JAOU Tunis symposium May 2015, artist Chris Weaver speaks with Antonia Carver, director of Art Dubai, after her participation in the symposium panel ‘Future Imperfect: Art Institutions in the Middle East‘. Following that Rahilla Zafar, author and business consultant speaks with Weaver about her book on Arab women entrepreneurs ‘Arab Women Rising: 35 Entrepreneurs … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – Aadel Essadani, Arterial Network Morocco
Art / JAOU Tunis 2015

This Week’s Six Pillars – Aadel Essadani, Arterial Network Morocco

Aadel Essaadani, speaking here from JAOU Tunis, is the director of Arterial Network, a dynamic, civil-society network of artists, cultural activists, entrepreneurs, enterprises, NGOs, institutions, and donors active in Africa’s creative and cultural sectors. NB this interview is in French. We also hear artist Chris Weaver speak with Slavs and Tatars, a collective who identify “the … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – Art Dubai + Women Entrepreneurs in the Arab World at JAOU Tunis
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Art Dubai + Women Entrepreneurs in the Arab World at JAOU Tunis

This week’s show we delve into two conversations held during the JAOU Tunis conference this May in Tunis, Tunisia. Artist Chris Weaver speaks with the director of the largest art fair in the Middle East, Antonia Carver of Art Dubai. Carver we on a panel in the JAOU symposium called Future Imperfect: Art Institutions in … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – JAOU Conference with Sultan Al Qassemi
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This Week’s Six Pillars – JAOU Conference with Sultan Al Qassemi

JAOU Tunis – Sultan Al Qassemi 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 … Continue reading