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

Six Pillars Broadcast – Is There Any Arts Journalism Here?”
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Is There Any Arts Journalism Here?”

  “Art communication and critique, is there any arts journalism here?” This week it’s all about art critique (NB not necessarily criticism) and street art made for exhibition within the gallery setting. We hear from guest writer Kevin Jones, an independent arts critic and writer based 10 years in the Middle East, on the challenges … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – Carnatic Music Explained
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Carnatic Music Explained

A concert and investigation of Carnatic Music by Sandeep Narayan (vocals), Durai Balu (violin), and Akshay Anantapdmanabhan (mridangam drum). The introduction to Carnatic music by the musicians was prompted by questions from the audience, mainly music students at New York University, Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The New York University in the United Arab … Continue reading

This Week’s Radio Show – Artist Ammar Al Attar, “All the World’s a Mosque”
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This Week’s Radio Show – Artist Ammar Al Attar, “All the World’s a Mosque”

 Emirati photographer Ammar Al Attar speaks to Chris Weaver about his part in the exhibition All the World’s a Mosque, curated by Lina Lazaar and JAOU Tunis. We also hear from Anabelle Boissier, Research Associate, LAMES, Paris who took part in the and specialises in Tunisia. Anabelle took part in the roundtable Maghreb Condition Report … 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