ع

“Within this context, art was mobilised as a political medium, to bring the region together, celebrate Arab virtuosity and, more importantly, to actively redefine the place of Arab art within the world’s artistic terrain.”

Publication: “Baghdad’s Arab Biennial: Regional Subversions, Global Ambitions.” Third Text 33, No. 156 (January 2019).


Keywords: art, exhibitions, biennale, biennial, institutions, networks, exchanges, solidarities, nomadic, model, moving, rotating, capitals, culture, global, regional, local, politics, Ba’ath, modernism, oil, embargos, Cold War, post-WWII, 20th century, 1974, 1976, 1978, Baghdad, Iraq, Damascus, Syria, Rabat, Morocco, Tripoli, Libya, South West Asia, North Africa, Arab world, Third World

Image: Hashim Samarchi