Rabih Mroué Interviews. Nadim Samman (Ed.). Hatje Cantz

Posted in Exhibition catalogue, politics on July 16th, 2022
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A leading voice in Lebanon’s cultural diaspora, Rabih Mroué’s acclaimed body of work addresses the contested memory of historical events that include the Lebanese civil war, the Arab Spring, and the Syrian Revolution. Spanning theater, art, and literature, his diverse oeuvre is situated at the intersection of personal and political imaginaries, media critique, and concepts of authorship: Through scripted conversations, confessions, reports, and questions, Mroué ceaselessly interrogates ways of speaking.

Published to coincide with his major solo exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, marking his receipt of the 2020 Schering Award for Artistic Research, this anthology of interviews frames the past 20 years of Mroué’s practice. Additionally, a suite of newly commissioned interviews and an introductory essay by the curator Nadim Samman draw a portrait of the artist.

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Cycles. J.J. Zana. bleu.

Posted in writing on July 6th, 2022
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The first creation of the new Berlin based imprint bleu. is a book of J.J. Zana that required a rigorous and collective production process. Writer and translator Katie Archer (USA), designer Alan Bolumar and printer Che Huber (Switzerland), all worked hand in hand in order to create an original artwork, in both substance and form. Because indeed, Cycles seem to be, in today’s literature, hardly possible to classify—though it clearly follows a fragmentary aesthetics, explores the borders of narration, and introduces a certain form of thinking in the eleven sections of the book. The result is a text based on the theories of art and madness (or desire) that breaks, or intents to break the concept of genre—or gender.

J.J. Zana (born 1985 in Marseille) is an artist whose main medium is writing. His first text (a translation from Spanish made in collaboration with Dani Zelko and Marie Bardet) has been published by Museum Reina Sofia (Madrid). He lives and works in Berlin. Bleu. is a new experimental project aiming to produce contemporary literature and music, initiated in Berlin by Nemo Ripoli.

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Institute Zagreb 1986 & The Air Of Conquerors. S.T. Lore

Posted in literature, writing on December 24th, 2012
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Two stories of surreal fiction published in 2012 by HRH Publishing.
A developing writer presenting fractured narratives of individuals who negotiate
through scenes of claustrophobia, impossible architectures and the influence of delusion.
The stories were generated in response to a series of Nicholas Mangan photographs and the stretched visual abstractions of Joshua Petherick.

Author: S.T. Lore
Publisher: HRH Publishing
Language: English
Pages: 208
Size: 17.5 x 12.5 cm
Binding: Softcover

Price: €16.00
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