Arabic Editions

Abu Jildeh and Al-Armeet
Ma'touq Collective
Wendy's Subway - 18.00€ -

Abu Jildeh and Al-Armeet looks at anti-colonial insurgency in Palestine through the story of the Abu Jildeh bandit gang, a group of farmers from the greater Nablus region who rose up against the British colonization of Palestine. From roughly 1931 to 1934, the band resisted both the British occupation and Palestinian feudal landlords, before they were eventually caught and executed by the British army. Their rebellion, amongst others, paved the way for the 1936 Revolt, a mass uprising against the British colonization of Palestine and the planned Zionist colonization outlined by the Balfour Declaration of 1917. Although the 1936 Revolt was ultimately crushed, it presented a formidable challenge to the British Empire. Its echoes still reverberate today. 

A historical narrative unfolding through text, drawings, and archival documents, this book, first published in 2017, is now reprinted in a new edition augmented by an English-language translation.

Bilna’es (in the negative) is an a-disciplinary platform that seeks to find new models for artists to redistribute resources and support one another in the production and circulation of work. Functioning as an interdisciplinary publishing space with releases ranging from music to video games, exhibitions, publications, and yet-to-be-imagined forms. Bilna’es was initiated by Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas, Muqata’a, and other anonymous figures as a way to support artistic communities in Palestine and beyond.

Pommes Girl / أحتفل بالحياة التي تحتفل بي
Rim Battal
Kulte Editions - 16.00€ -

The story of a meeting between a woman and a man linked by music for one night, in a nuptial dance of bodies and words doomed to failure: an ode to desire by the Franco-Moroccan poetess.

Rim Battal (born 1987 in Casablanca, lives and works between Paris and Rabat since 2012) is a French artist and poet.

Edited by Yasmina Naji.
Translated into Arabic by Abdelilah Khattabi.

Can We Rule It Out? Collective Ideas for keeping sexual abuse out of art spaces
Mai Abu ElDahab, Naira Antoun, Habiba Effat et al
Mophradat - 10.00€ -

“With this collection of texts, reflections, questions, documents, we invite our readers, colleagues, and peer organizations to engage in difficult, often fraught, discussions about sexual abuse in art spaces. We do not want these conversations to always start at zero, as if a lot of work around sexual abuse hasn’t been done already. There is copious activism, scholarship, and creativity on this topic, if one wants to find it. What this publication would like to do is contribute to the work that has already been done and to be a waypost toward what remains to be done.”

Commissioned and edited by: Karim Kattan and Mai Abu ElDahab
Contributors are Adam HajYahia, Habiba Effat, Karim Kattan, Mai Abu ElDahab, Marnie Slater, Naira Antoun, and Salma El Tarzi

Notes compiled and written by Ahmed Medhat, Marina Samir, Nana Abuelsoud, and Salma El Tarzi, with edits and comments by Sahar Mandour
Translation from Egyptian Arabic of “Notes on Justice” by Yasmine Haj
Copyedited and proofread by Jenifer Evans
Designed by Loraine Furter and Naïma Ben Ayed

Knee Balance
Matty Davis
Self-Published - 35.00€ -

KNEE BALANCE (2021) is a performance that uses choreography, writing, photography, and design to traverse particular anatomical, personal, and sociopolitical arcs. Time oscillates and fractures movement. Space unfolds. Situated before a hearth in the throes of balance, the performer becomes a crucible for memory, durability, and the reciprocal relationship between the present and the unforeseen.

Edition: 75

Dimensions: 34.5 x 24.5 cm / 10 x 14 in (unfolded 138 x 98 cm / 54 x 39 in)

Process: Offset Printed

Color: Color

Binding: Folded

Printer: Narayana Press (Denmark)

Comes nested inside ad hoc polyvinyl sleeve with text by Matty Davis printed on front

This work marks the first in a series of performances by Matty Davis arranged for print by Matt Wolff. Distinct in content and form, each work weaves psychosomatic realities with the spatial and temporal possibilities of print.

Vital contributions have been made to this series of performances by artists including Will Arbery, Whitney Browne, Mark Davis, Eryka Dellenbach, Nile Harris, Jonah Rosenberg, Holly Sass, Matt Shalzi, and Bobbi Jene Smith.

No-ISBN عن النشر الذاتي
Bernhard Cella, Agnes Blaha, Leo Findeisen, Kayfata (Eds)
Salon Für Kunstbuch - 25.00€ -  out of stock

What role will self-publishing play in the 21st century? Will the new kind of book printing develop to become an alternative to electronic communication? How is it possible to distinguish subversive gestures and New Biedermeier?

NO-ISBN – On Self-publishing investigates extraordinary books that withdraw from the international book trade. A register contains 1,800 items that have three features in common: they are recent, printed on paper, and circulate without an ISBN. This is the first Arabic edition produced within the context of the exhibition How to maneuver: Shape-shifting texts and other publishing tactics, with the support of Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi.

NO-ISBN – On Self-publishing provides an outline of media history from 15th century book printing to the present time, a schedule of micro- and fanzine fairs from four continents and manifestos of historical and current avant-gardes. They are interspersed with texts about the international boom of artists´ books, written by protagonists of self-publishing. This first, richly illustrated reader offers an apparatus to discover a new, yet uncharted terrain.

Arabic edition.

Why Call it Labor? On Motherhood and Art Work
Mai Abu ElDahab (ed.)
Mophradat - 10.00€ -  out of stock

This publication comprises four essays and one conversation with contemporary artists and curators discussing their experience of becoming mothers as professionals in the arts, its reality and effects. While their reflections represent a similar strata of art worker in terms of background, class, and career trajectory, the impact of instruments of patriarchy on rendering maternity invisible that they describe is recognizable and insidious.

Contributions by Mai Abu ElDahab, Basma Alsharif, Lara Khaldi, Mary Jirmanus Saba, and Mirene Arsanios with Nikki Columbus.

Edited by Mai Abu ElDahab
Published by Mophradat and Archive Books
Text design layout by Valerie Arif
Arabic and English

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