The Syrian artist Youssef Abdelke (b. 1951) was captured on Thursday 18 July by the Syrian regime.
In solidarity with the imprisoned artist, signs of conflict digs out from its archive Youssef Abdelke’s political posters for the Lebanese Communist Party, dating to the 1980s during his short passage to Beirut while on his way to exile, as well as some of his illustrated children's books for Dar al-Fata al-Arabi.
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Arab Studies Journal invites submissions analyzing contemporary and historical forms of popular cultural resistance on the topic of "Cultures of Resistance: The Case of Palestine and Beyond." Papers should be between 6,500 and 10,000 words, double-spaced, including endnotes.
DEADLINE EXTENDED -- April 30
Why does culture matter? And how would you communicate the value of culture? Calling on your creativity, humor and wit, AFAC invites you to submit a compelling graphical design and slogan - a poster - on why culture makes a difference.
DEADLINE MAY 31st
Organized by the Association for the Study of Modern & Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)
June 1-2 2012
Held at Bathish Auditorium, West Hall, the American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Free and open to the public
This blog is an open publishing platform dedicated to issues that address the intersection of politics with the areas of visual culture, design and media in the Arab world.
You can share your thoughts by posting a short text and/or image(s).
Images may be posters drawn from this archive, or found images and graphics (still or moving) of a political nature, or images of your own work related to the subject.
Text contributions can vary from reflective short essays, to informal observations, reviews, commentaries, to information about a project you are currently working on and related inquiries.