#17, Flowers


Sherif El-Azma
By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Sherif El-Azma’s career up to this point, as an artist and experimental filmmaker, is bookended by two works that are formally very different but, thematically, seamlessly connected. On one end is Order in Satellite City (1997), a short piece shot on lusciously grainy Super 8 film. On the other end is The Psychogeography of Loose […]

Jasmine on the Muzzle
By Yutaka Sho

The Master of the Demon Castle: Revere the Honorable Mei Shigenobu, superior leader of the Arab nations! Exterminate demonic Jews and the American Empire! On November 29, 1987, a North Korean woman named Kim Hyun Hee destroyed a Korean Air flight with a time bomb left in an overhead compartment, killing all 115 people on […]

The Girl in the Red Beret
By Lina Mounzer

I still remember the first time I saw her. I was on my way to school in Ammo Mohammad’s carpool. It was a sudden jolt, so fast it took me a few hours to piece together the reason for my shock. I’d seen the posters every morning on the same drive, and the faces changed […]

Crossdressing
By Simona Schneider

Crossdressing is a project by Simona Schneider on merchandise and border crossing. The free-trade zone in Ceuta, the autonomous Spanish city on the northern tip of North Africa, sees goods from all over the world, from booze, cloth, old shoes, dead bolts, and flour to notebooks and toilet paper as they make their way into […]

Am I Pink?
By Vartan Avakian

Hayots Badmoutyoun III(History of the Armenians III)Cover design by Vartan AvakianIllustration by Karim Farah I was named after the great Armenian hero Vartan Mamigonian. Also known as Vartan the Brave, Red Vartan, or alternatively, St. Vartan, Mamigonian was a descendant of a renowned and influential Armenian family. The Mamigonians were among the major nakharars, or […]

Full Table of Contents

LETTER

PREVIEWS

INFRASTRUCTURE
Golden Microphone
Michael C. Vazquez

TRAVEL
The Town Tavern [also in Arabic]
Sahar Mandour

MUSEUM
The House Of Ahmed Shawki [also in Arabic]
Anna Boughighuian

WORK IN PROGRESS

Cyprien Gaillard
Tom Morton

WORK IN PROGRESS

Mounira Al Solh
Charles Esche

PROFILE

Sherif El-Azma
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Irangeles

ARTIST PROJECT

Flowers
Shirana Shahbazi

FLOWERS

The Aloha President
Gary Dauphin

Jasmine On The Muzzle
Yutaka Sho

The Queen
Wael Lazkani

Flowers in the Desert
Emily Raboteau

House Of Dodi
Tom Morton

The Last Rose Of Summer
D.D. Nur

The Girl In The Red Beret
Lina Mounzer

Be The Flower In The Gun
Namwali Serpell & Maggie Miller

It Came From The Orient
Hanna Rose Shell

Velvet Impact
Alessandra Shahbaz

FILM

The Making Of Falling From Earth
Antonia Carver

FILM ARCHIVE

Wolves That Do Not Eat Meat
Fatima Al Qadiri

MUSIC

Those Were The Days
Gregory Warner

Keep Eye On Ball
Tiffany Malakooti


ARTIST PROJECTS


Glass Court
Carlin Wing

Crossdressing
Simona Schneider

Am I Pink?
Vartan Avakian

Avant Gardening
Yto Barrada

EXHIBITIONS

Beirut Art Center
Mirene Arsanios

Carsten H�ller: The Double Club
Sam Thorne

Elad Lassry
Fionn Meade

In The Middle Of The Middle
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Khosrow Hassanzadeh
Haig Aivazian

PhotoCairo 04
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Radio Muezzin
Hassan Khan

Museum Of Islamic Art
Antonia Carver

BOOKS

Hobb Beiruti
Youssef Rakha

A Life Full Of Holes
Sean Gullette

Off The Wall: Political Posters Of The Lebanese Civil War
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

SHORT TAKES

RESTAURANT
Gelito
Lana Daher

COOKING
Norooz Dinner
Tiffany Malakooti