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Afghanistan: In Search of an Independence Day

By Mariam Ghani In Afghanistan, the Dari word jeshn refers to an annual national celebration, analogous to an “independence day” like the Fourth of July or Bastille Day. The Afghan … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Je Veux Voir and the State of the Frame

by Renuka Sawhney In Je Veux Voir, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige ask, ‘Given the Violence of the 2006 war, in the face of the spectacular images on television, what kind … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rethinking Citizenship and Human Rights: Arendt and Butler on the Right to Belong.

By Julian Honkasalo Permanent Exile: Palestinians in Lebanon Palestinians form nearly 10 % of the population in Lebanon. Nearly all are descendants of people who fled or were forcefully expelled … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pierre Menard and the State of the Object

Introduction to Ok I’ll Show You My Work, By Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, translated by Jalal Toufic and first published in Al Adab in 2001 and Discourse, 24.1, winter … Continue reading

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Naeem Mohaiemen

Play some more Bach by Naeem Mohaiemen “One dawn, a General will take over the country. He will call in a judge. That stupid judge will believe that he is … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Khaled Ramadan

Art and its Institutions in the age of Physical Absentia by Khaled Ramadan Engagement and interdependency or unconditional incorporation in the institutional trap? “Governmental institutions are always the guardian of … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Juan Orrantia

Suspended[1]: Notes on dreams of liberation By Juan Orrantia The image elides, it slips away. Not like water escaping through fingers, but more subtly and still more poignantly, like a … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · 1 Comment