"Chaos is not the opposite of rhythm but the milieu of all milieus"
Deleuze & Guattari

Friday, 9 January 2015


Turns out that seeing art about the Arab world feels quite different in Hamburg than it does in Beirut; it also feels different to write about 'Arab art' when in Europe, after having been in the Middle East for a little while.

Walid Raad, Postface II, 2014
composed of seven elements, mixed media, 487 x 274 cm
images courtesy Sfeir-Semler Gallery and the artist

My thoughts on Walid Raad's current show at Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, are published on apollo-magazine.com.