Universes in Universe

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Nafas. ifa Gallery Stuttgart

The Stuttgart gallery of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) is the second venue of the exhibition.

Press Preview:

9 November 2006, 11 a.m.

9 November 2006, 6 p.m.

Iris Lenz, ifa Gallery Stuttgart

About the exhibition:
Pat Binder and Gerhard Haupt
Curators of the exhibition
Co-editors of the online magazine Nafas, together with the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa)

Events in the context of Nafas:

Friday, 10 November 2006
17 - 21 p.m., admission free

The Self and the Other

Presentations and Discussions concerning "Nafas. Contemporary Art from the Islamic World "

Some of the artists shown in "Nafas" - Nur Hanim Mohamed Khairuddin from Malaysia, Vyacheslav Akhunov from Uzbekistan and Anas Al-Shaikh from Bahrain - present their pieces and talk about their countries’ art scenes.

In the discussion about the conditions of production, the mediation and reception of art in not only Islamic countries, the artists talk with:

June Yap
Curator, Lasalle-SIA College of Arts, Singapore

Jack Persekian
Director of the Palestinian Al Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in East-Jerusalem, Artistic Director of the 7th and 8th Sharjah Biennale (2005 and 2007) in the United Arab Emirates; Curator of the ifa-exhibition "In weiter Ferne, so nah. Neue palästinensische Kunst" (2001/2002).

Pat Binder and Gerhard Haupt
Editors of "Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art"; co-editors of Nafas Art Magazine, together with the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa). Curators of the exhibition "Nafas".

Tuesday, 14 November 2006, 20 p.m.

Navid Kermani
reads excerpts out of his stories and reports "Schöner neuer Orient", "Vierzig Leben" and "Du sollst"

Thursday, 16 November 2006, 20 p.m.

Myrna Maakaron
Presentation and discussion of the film

Tuesday, 21 November 2006, 20 p.m.

Kean Wong
Reality TV - Malaysian Style
The independent film and video scene of Malaysia. Lecture and video presentation.

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Thursday, 23 November 2006, 20 p.m.

Malu Halasa

Transit Beirut

Contemporary Art from the Islamic World

10 November 2006
- 7 Januar 2007

ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Charlottenplatz 17
D - 70173 Stuttgart

Opening Hours:
Tue, Wdn, Fr 12 - 6 p.m.
Thu 12 - 8 p.m.
Sat, Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission free

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