17 May, 2006

new universes

If the new site lives up to the standard of excellence already set by universes, we are all in for a treat.

Visual arts of Africa, Asia, Latin America within the context of international art processes

Newsletter, 16 May 2006
Dear colleagues and friends,

"Universes in Universe" as a whole will be converted gradually in an online magazine. For this, we have developed a new technical structure. As the first content produced on the basis of it, we have now published an extensive Special dedicated to the exhibition "Nafas" at the ifa-Gallery in Berlin:

*** Nafas Special ***


Installations, video art, computer animations, photography by 9 artists from 8 Islamic countries. Six of them will come to the opening.

Opening: Thursday, 18 May 7 pm
Press conference: 18 May 11 am

Panel discussion "Context and Cliché":
Friday, 19 May 6 pm

ifa-Gallery Berlin
Linienstr. 139/140
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Although the artists are still little known in Germany, they already enjoy international recognition. In this year, for example, 3 of them take part in the 1st Singapore Biennale, others in the Biennials of Sydney, São Paulo, Gwangju, Dakar.

Lida Abdul (Afghanistan/USA)
Ebtisam AbdulAziz (United Arab Emirates)
Vyacheslav Akhunov (Uzbekistan)
Mounir Fatmi (Morocco/France)
Amal Kenawy (Egypt)
Nur Hanim Mohamed Khairuddin (Malaysia)
Waheeda Malullah (Bahrain)
Anas Al-Shaikh (Bahrain)
Suha Shoman (Jordan)

Curators: Pat Binder and Gerhard Haupt

The project "Nafas" is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

*** Online Magazine - new Website ***
The "Nafas"-Special appears on the new website of the Online Magazine
"Contemporary Art from the Islamic World". Until the end of August, all
previous contents will be transferred to the new website:


Older articles (since 2003) you can still find under the old address:

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