For the DIASPORA issue of our New York–based Middle Eastern magazine, we wanted to treat the theme without sentiment; or at least, with a wider range of sentiments than the discourse of heritage (celebrate, defend) generally allows. We were interested in migrant culture — in informal economies and organized crime, in deracination and radicalization. We wanted to hear about what happens when Arab-Americans go Back to Arabia, and about the private lives of dispersed populations in the Middle East and elsewhere — Filipinos, Indians, Armenians.
Featuring: Anna Della Subin on Jack Kevorkian, death, and painting Alexander Keefe on Shridhar Bapat, videotape, and utopia Nimco Mahamud-Hassan on the power of babble Darryl Li on a Sarajevo jail of jihad Sudarshan Purohit on Gulfiwood Media Farzin on imaginary elsewheres Salar Abdoh and Daniel Mufson on Reza Abdoh's Iranian-American ironies "Model UNESCO," a roundtable on Arab/Arab-American culture wars Kate Sutton on Jumana Manna's eros-tinged video art Yasmine Seale on Palestinian gelato Previews of new work by Rokni Haerizadeh and Vishal Jugdeo Sukhdev Sandhu on the Otolith Group's collaboration with Etel Adnan Original photography by Adam Amengul, Jason Nocito, Ara Oshagen, and Veejay Villafranca
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Bidoun at the New York Art Book Fair September 28–30, 2012 Preview: Thursday, September 27, 6–9 pm MoMA/PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Come by our booth at the NY Art Book Fair this weekend at MoMA/PS1 in Long Island City. Purchase the latest Bidoun, pick up a bookmark, and peruse all manner of back issues and select books. Bidoun will also be at the Frieze Art Fair in London from October 11-14th.
Poprally Presents: BEYONSENSE An Evening with Dr. John Perry, Hosted by Slavs and Tatars October 6, 2012, 8-11pm MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street New York, NY
Also in New York, visit the Slavs and Tatars project room at the Museum of Modern Art on October 6 for a talk entitled BEYONSENSE by Dr. John Perry followed by a reception featuring music by Bidoun's Tiffany Malakooti.
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