The following entry is a research update from the 2013 ICI/French Institute Fellow, Fanny Gonella.
ICI/SAHA Research Award recipients Gürsoy Doğtaş and Alejandra Labastida co-edited and authored this publication on Zeki Müren’s arabesk music.
Alejandra Labastida and Gürsoy Doğtaş, recipients of the 2013 ICI/SAHA Research Award, explore the feeling of melancholy in Zeki Müren’s arabesk music through interviews and texts.
Through the lens of her project Exhibition Without Objects, Sadia Shirazi explored generative and self-reflexive exhibitions. The following is a text by Shirazi, commissioned by ICI, on her exhibition and the legacy of traveling curatorial projects.
In 1996, three years after the inception of do it, curator Robert Fleck interviewed Hans Ulrich Obrist on the impetus for organizing the generative exhibition. Obrist shares his thoughts on the first iterations of the exhibition and the unending potential for future versions.
We speak today of a potent return to the politics within art, but what do we mean in saying this? Does “making political art” imply a direct engagement of the artist within the public sphere with a work? Muriel Enjalran addresses these questions in her Journal.