Arts Cabinet fellow artists at the BRISMES Conference 2017

We’re delighted to present our fellow artists Setareh Fatehi and Shahrzad Irannejad at the BRISMES International Conference on Movement and Migration in the Middle East taking place on the 5th July at the University of Edinburgh.

Setareh and Shahrzad have flown from Iran to present a lecture performance part of Continue Reading

A call to re-conceptualise international cultural relations

Culture … is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society”.
Edward Burnett Tylor (1832-1917)

Erik Vlaeminck
In his seminal definition of culture, Edward Burnett Tylor placed culture at the heart of society, and men… Continue Reading

Arts Cabinet presented in Moscow as a prime example of cultural relations

Erik Vlaeminck
The University of Edinburgh

On 27 April 2017, Erik Vlaeminck will present a paper in Moscow at the conference “Transformation of International Relations in XXI Century” at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Erik’s paper titled “Culture in Times of Trouble: A Call… Continue Reading

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Objets Trouvés

Objets Trouvés Silkscreen prints Limited edition, signed and numbered by the artist Author: Rita Alaoui Editions: 80 Size: 25 x 35 Box set of 3 prints 2016 This limited edition has been handcrafted and printed…
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Title: Pointing. ©Rita Alaoui 2016 [Experimental Archaeology, Morocco]

Making the case: Artistic Research contributes to Development and Social Change

Blanka Konopka
What is it about the specific properties of Artistic Research that allow us to make the case for its contribution to development and social change? In the next few months, this question will form the basis of Arts Cabinet’s research focus, culminating in the publication of an extended… Continue Reading

Playing with the limits of time, experimentation and space

Rita Alaoui

Long term collaborations are much more interesting than any other punctual project.

The notion of time changes and all the collaborators are like travellers disseminated in the four corners of the globe, which at the end will get on the same final embarkation.
Although several meeting points and deadlines are along the way… Continue Reading

Lamia Joreige, Beyrouth autopsie d’une ville, chapitre II : « Beyrouth 1001 vues », Vidéo HD, 16 min, (2010). Crédits Lamia Joreige.

New models of cooperation between artists and researchers, ARVIMM Seminar, Paris

Svetlana Sequeira Costa
Arts Cabinet’s work was presented in the context of a Seminar Series developed by ARVIMM (Research group into the visual arts of the Muslim, Maghreb and Middle-East worlds from the 19th to 21st centuries), which took place in Paris on 18 November 2016.
Our aim was to give… Continue Reading

Greniers Collectifs Haut-Atlas, Tighrems, Maroc ©RitaAlaoui

Culture and Development: the beginnings of the relationship and the future challenges

Blanka Konopka
The first high profile public recognition of the significant contribution culture could make to development agendas was made by the Director General of UNESCO at the inauguration of the World Decade for Cultural Development (1988-1998) with the statement that ‘Culture cannot be dissociated from development in any society’…. Continue Reading

Bridging the Language Gap without Words

I have recently moved to London. Being new here and a complete stranger to Britain and British culture only knowing about left traffic, big red buses and tea time from movies and stories, I cannot stop looking around with big surprised eyes, finding myself silly for my childlike excitement…. Continue Reading