Becoming a Book:
Ibraaz Book Launch

Salt Galata

September 5, 2015 16.00

Ibraaz Book Launch

SALT Galata, Workshop II-III

Ibraaz’s latest book will be launched as the second program of “Becoming a Book.”

Ibraaz and the Kamel Lazaar Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East, the second volume in their Contemporary Visual Culture from the Middle East series.

Edited by Anthony Downey and published by I.B. Tauris, Dissonant Archives is the first book to consider the various ways in which contemporary artists from North Africa and the Middle East are utilizing and disrupting the function of the archive and, in so doing, are simultaneously highlighting a systemic and perhaps irrevocable crisis in institutional and state-ordained archiving across the region.

Dissonant Archives features writing, interviews and original artwork by internationally renowned academics, curators, activists, filmmakers and artists including Emily Jacir, Walid Raad, Jananne Al-Ani, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Mariam Ghani, Zineb Sedira, and Akram Zaatari.

The launch will be preceded by a panel discussion with contributions from Vahap Avşar, Burak Arıkan, Başak Şenova and others.

For further information on the publication, click here.

The panel discussion will be held in English.

“Becoming a Book”
Inspired by the quotation “Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book” by Mallarmé, “Becoming a Book” is a reflection of the ongoing collaboration between SALT and Robinson Crusoe 389; two institutions that share similar concerns and dreams for the past and future. “Becoming a Book” aims to enhance long-lasting opportunities for knowledge production via publicly accessible platforms.

Kamel Lazaar Foundation Ibraaz Robinson Crusoe 389