The days might get shorter, but culture never does. Below is a selection of Jadaliyya Culture’s recent content for readers to revisit or discover.
Sinan Antoon discusses the translation of his novel, The Corpse Washer
Jonathan Guyer discusses the old/new red lines of political cartooning in Egypt
Kamran Rastegar reviews Bahman Ghobadi’s Rhino Season and Mohammadreza Farzad’s Falgoosh
Katie Cella reviews She Who Tells a Story at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival, which kicked off its 2013 program on 28 September, was highlighted on Jadaliyya’s Culture, Reviews, and Media pages with a series of interviews and reviews.
Malihe Razazan interviews multidisciplinary artist Khaled Jarrar about his new documentary Infiltrators
Alia Yunis interviews filmmaker Annemarie Jacir
Alison L McManus reviews the documentary Lyrics Revolt
Maymanah Farhat reviews Mais Darwazah`s short film The Dinner
In September, Jadaliyya launched a partnership with Cairo-based online arts channel Medrar TV, which provides unmatched coverage of cultural events in Egypt and the Arab world. Medrar TV posts are published in pairs every Monday and include surveys of exhibitions, concert footage, and performance excerpts alongside exclusive interviews with artists, directors, curators, and other cultural organizers.
"Alice" a performance by Sawsan Bou Khaled and Hussein Baydoun
"Rhino Story" an exhibition and book launch by Egyptian artists Ahmed Sabry and Mohamed Abdelkarim
A Portrait of Tunisian Artist Nicene Kossentini
Exhibition of Collage Workshop by Hany Rashed
Exercises in Collective Reading: A Workshop by Marwa Arsanios
SMSlingshot: An Interactive Public Intervention by VR/Urban – Germany
Face the Vitrine An interactive installation by Ganzeer and Yasmin Elayat
A Scenography workshop by Hussein Baydoun
Cairo Contemporary Dance Center Student Performance
Shorbet Rosas: A Performance by Shorba (Mohamed Shafik and Nadah El Shazly)
RETUNE CD Release Concert: A Collaborative Project Between Emerging Cairo Musicians
Khadra 2013: A Group Exhibition at Cairo’s Darb 1718
Journey Around My Living Room by Hala Elkoussy
More about the featured artist:
Nakabayashi Chikkei (1816-1867) was an Ansei era, late Edo period painter who lived in Kyoto. Although active while the Ukiyo-e school of woodcuts was at its height, his mastery of color and detailed brushwork have made him a popular figure among historians of nineteenth-century Japanese art. He studied under his father, artist Nakabayashi Chikuto, who trained him in the Nanga style of painting, which adopted elements of traditional Chinese landscapes and prided itself as part of the intellectual class. Although departing from the monochrome palette of this specific movement, he nonetheless retained elements of its classical techniques and philosophical underpinnings.