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 – The Iron Speaks
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New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks

A new four-part, monthly series The Far Becomes Near archives the history of radio broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates, as radiophonic experiments punctuated by oral histories from local historians, academics, cultural commentators and the federation’s earliest broadcasters. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, the archive describes a Gulf at the turn of the 20th Century … Continue reading

New Six Pillars Podcast: Curating Commercial Galleries
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New Six Pillars Podcast: Curating Commercial Galleries

This week: art scenes in the UAE (3 of 4) exploring the role of curated shows at commercial galleries and the means of commissioning these shows from visiting curators, and the response of audiences outside of market forces to them. Speaking are Isabelle van den Eynde of IVDE and her gallerist Maria Mumtaz , co-director … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – UAE Arts
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Six Pillars Broadcast – UAE Arts

This week: the first of 4 guest-produced episodes from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. By Wael Hattar and Hind Mezaina. Episode 1: “Foundations/ Private Organisations Developing Local Artists“ Featuring guest Dr Ali MacGilp of the Maraya Arts Centre in Sharjah, UAE. Both Hind Mezaina and Wael Hattar art artists amongst other things. Mezaina is a blogger … Continue reading