Mai Abu ElDahab, November Paynter & Marnie Slater (Eds.)
An important collection of interviews with contemporary artists, musicians and writers in dialogue with Beirut and Cairo today, These Are the Tools of the Present is not an overview of the art scenes in these cities, but a picture of how artists think about being active in the contexts of these two cities. It offers insight into the circumstances that structure their stories, and the often-accidental influences that shaped the development of their practices. Published on the occasion of Meeting Points 8, “Both Sides of the Curtain,” a biannual international multidisciplinary arts event taking the Arab world as a starting point to pose questions about art. Contributions by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Haig Aivazian, Mounira Al Solh, Doa Aly, Andeel, Mirene Arsanios, Malak Helmy, Iman Issa, Mahmoud Khaled, Maurice Louca, Jasmina Metwaly, Joe Namy, Nile Sunset Annex, November Paynter, Roy Samaha, Sharif Sehnaoui, Rania Stephan, Christophe Wavelet and Lauren Wetmore.
6 x 9 in. / 198 pp / 24 b&w
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