Cross-border. Contemporary Female Artists from the Arabian Mediterranean Region brings together the work of 18 women whose art incorporates the repercussions of national and social conflicts in their countries. The selection of artworks focuses on the subject of borders, embracing individual, cultural, political and territorial aspects. The exhibition reveals the complex connection between Arabic tradition and Western influence. The show’s participants include Arwa Abouon, Lara Baladi, Anna Boghiguian, Yto Barrada, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Diana El Jeiroudi, Rana ElNemr and Reem Ghazzi.
ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, until 8 September 2013.
Anna Boghiguian, interview, Artes Mundi 8
Anna Boghiguian talks about her travels and research for A Meteor Fell from the Sky, the founding of India’s first steel business, Tata Steel, and how this material is currently being manipulated by assorted superpowers to influence global economies and politics
Artes Mundi 8 Prize and Exhibition
The artists shortlisted for Artes Mundi 8 aim to stir our consciences on everything from abuse of the Earth’s resources to the creep of surveillance and the steel industry’s impact. We talk to two of them, Anna Boghiguian and Otobong Nkanga, about their work
Yto Barrada: ‘The whole thing is a dance between a mad poet, children and ghosts’
Yto Barrada discusses her new exhibition at the Barbican Centre, which draws on a calamitous earthquake and the remarkable text it prompted
Yto Barrada: ‘This whole project started with the sale of a dinosaur’
The artist discusses her hometown of Tangier, palaeontology, her concerns with trade and smuggling, and the difficulties of opening a cinema when you have no previous experience