From the Editors
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Islamic Art Now, Part 2: Contemporary Art of the Middle East. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 24 January – 23 October 2016. Interest in Islamic art—a label that became popular in Western museums after World War II—has substantially increased since 11 September 2001. Some of the biggest and wealthiest museums in Europe and North America, including The Louvre, Benaki Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, British Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, have expanded, ...Keep Reading »
Hamule, directed by Mauricio Misle. Palestine/Chile, 2014. Diasporic and non-Western artists have increasingly turned to the archive as a source for their artistic practice. Mindful of the histories of colonialism and slavery, they have attempted to address the archive as a contested site where knowledge about the past is produced and legitimized. In their refusal to treat the archive as a sanctioned repository of fact, or as an accurate and objective representation of the ...Keep Reading »
The Invisible Landscape and Concrete Futures: A Solo Exhibition of Hazem Harb, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai. 3 March—1 September 2015 Contemporary colonialism—exemplified by Israel’s occupation of Palestine—asserts its hegemony through the manipulation of two key sites: historical narratives and physical infrastructures. The effacement of Palestinian presence on the land before 1948 constitutes a crucial part of the former strategy; the construction of walls and ...Keep Reading »
Haider Shahbaz has a BA from Yale University, and he is enrolled in the MFA program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, Himal Southasian, and elsewhere. He is currently engaged in research at the Du Bois Memorial Center for Pan-African Culture in Accra, Ghana.