New points of departure

If the challenge is the Western model of a universal value-based system, then can the current cultural institutional model generate alternative ways of seeing the world?

In her Master-class titled ‘UNESCO heritage and outstanding universal value’, which took place at FARO (Flemish Interface Centre for Cultural Heritage), in Brussels on… Continue Reading

2017 has been a great year for Arts Cabinet

In 2017, we ran 3 artist researcher collaborations – in Iran, Morocco, the UK and the USA..  We started a research programme whose aim is to investigate the transformative potential of art and research; we are putting together a pluri-disciplinary and international research network involving scholars, artists, thinkers and… Continue Reading

Bringing knowledge to audiences in new ways…

As 2018 is just around the corner, we are really excited to have started discussions with the London-based publication Hotel, about a collaboration to explore new ways of making artistic knowledge accessible to audiences around the world.

Hotel is a magazine for new approaches to fiction, non-fiction and poetry, featuring… Continue Reading

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

Image ©Erik Vlaeminck, 2017

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

Image ©Erik Vlaeminck, 2017

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