Podcast Six Pillars – ‘I Am Ashurbanipual, King of the World’ Part I and II
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Podcast Six Pillars – ‘I Am Ashurbanipual, King of the World’ Part I and II

This week’s Six Pillars radio show: an in depth tour of “I Am Ashurbanipal, King of the World” currently on show at The British Museum London. One of history’s most dominant Kings, this Assyrian has yet been forgotten. A fierce, entirely merciless warrior, a proud scholar (the first in his line), empire-builder, a self-proclaimed king-slayer, … Continue reading

Women on Walls Festival – Jordan
Art

Women on Walls Festival – Jordan

Street artists from the world over are gathering this week in Jordan to celebrate Middle Eastern and North African female street artists and support women’s rights in the region.  The festival theme is “Stories from Fear to Freedom”, and WOWBaladk, was organised by AlBalad Theater and ست الحيطة – Women on Walls. Attendees are from … Continue reading

Remixed in Egypt
Contemporary Music / Music

Remixed in Egypt

Based in Egypt, video remixer and music producer BluFrank is developing his aesthetic based on 80s North African pop culture and early computer programming. Naturally there are elements of Italo disco (check his Imagination Flashback mix below) and Arab pop as well as synth pop and old skool house, but with his work still being … Continue reading

New Podcast – Wael Shawky “Dictums” at Lisson Gallery
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New Podcast – Wael Shawky “Dictums” at Lisson Gallery

Last month’s broadcast on Shawky at Lisson, now podcast free online. In this episode we speak to the Egpytian artist about his silent film and sound installation, and drawings at London Gallery The Lisson. We also hear from Lisson’s Art Writer, Ossian Ward about the parallel show by Christian Jankowski with whom both Ward and … Continue reading