Ibraaz is the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East. Initiated by the Kamel Lazaar Foundation, it was launched at the 54th Venice Biennale.
Ibraaz now publishes edited readers in print and runs public programmes at institutions across the globe. Ibraaz has an editorial policy that addresses the formal and conceptual issues underwriting art as a practice and how artists work. In addition, Ibraaz aims to explore how such practices address and reflect upon the complexities of contemporary life and art practices across North Africa and the Middle East.
Table of Contents: Table of Contents: Part I. "Moving" images -- Images of the Prophet Muhammad in and out of modernity : the curious case of a 2008 mural in Tehran / Christiane Gruber -- Secular domesticities, Shiite modernities : Khomeini's illustrated Tawzih al-Masail / Pamela Karimi -- Memory and ideology : images of Saladin in Syria and Iraq / Stefan Heidemann -- "You will (not) be able to take your eyes off it!" : mass-mediated images and politico-ethical reform in the Egyptian Islamic revival / Patricia Kubala -- Part 2. Islamist iconographies -- The Muslim "crying boy" in Turkey : aestheticization and politicization of suffering in Islamic imagination / Özlem Sava -- The new happy child in Islamic picture books in Turkey / Umut Azak -- Sadrabiliyya : the visual narrative of Muqtada al-Sadr's Islamist politics and insurgency in Iraq / Ibrahim Al-Marashi -- The martyr's fading body : propaganda vs. beautification in the Tehran cityscape / Ulrich Marzolph -- Part 3. Satirical contestations -- Pushing! out Islam : cartoons of the reform period in Turkey (1923-1930) / Yasemin Gencer -- Blasphemy or critique? : secularists and Islamists in Turkish cartoon images / John VanderLippe and Pinar Batur -- Naji al-Ali and the iconography of Arab secularism / Sune Haugbolle -- Part 4. Authenticity and reality in trans-national broadcasting -- Arab television drama production and the Islamic public sphere / Christa Salamandra -- Saudi-Islamist rhetorics about visual culture / Marwan Kraidy.
See also: Recommended Databases for Art