Contemporary Art Festival from the Arab World
12 January 12 - 14 January 12
Locus Agonistes: Practices and Logics of the Civic.
One year after the beginning of the “Arab Spring”, this multi-disciplinary festival, curated by Okwui Enwezor and coming to Berlin on the third leg of its tour after stops in Beirut and Brussels, takes a look at the latest developments in the region. Meeting Points 6 takes up the current historico-political momentum and presents the artistic and social positions which are currently dominating discussions about social identities and political subjectivization. Meeting Points 6 is an open forum for emancipatory logic, new public spheres in civic society and artistic positions in both the Arab and western worlds.
The three-day program includes contemporary performances, readings by writers and producers working both locally and internationally and discussions about “Civic Imagination” with international academics and intellectuals, a retrospective of the Syrian filmmaker Omar Amiralay (1944 – 2011) and documentaries of the revolutionary events of the past year.
Meeting Points 6 is opened by Okwui Enwezor with a lecture in the framework of the Mosse-Lectures of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin on the subject of "Civitas, Citizenship, Civility: Art and the Civic Imagination" at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
With: Omar Abusaada, Tarek Atoui, Mohammad Al Attar, Akeel Bilgrami, Tony Chakar, Hafiz Dhaou und Aicha M’Barek, Radhouane El Meddeb, Oussama Ghanam, Mona Hatoum,Joana Hadjithomas und Khalil Joreige, Samah Hijawi, Sandra Madi, Chantal Mouffe, Selma und Sofiane Ouissi, Ahdaf Soueif , and works by Omar Amiralay.
Artistic director: Okwui Enwezor
Director Young Arab Theatre Fund: Tarek Abou El Fetouh