A reading group, the library, the pirate projects or the re-edition of historic publications are strategies, which are applied within the art world to make publications and their potential visible, to test them, to examine. Which discourse, which forms and possibilities of analysis can these publication projects offer today?
The guests will offer various perspectives on the publication practice in Europe and the Middle East. The analysis of the archive material (98weeks; Archive Books), the performativity of a magazine or a text (Mounira el Solh; Marwa Arsanios), thoughts on the temporaryness of reading in relation to knowledge production (Ghalya Saadawi) or re-thinking the strategies of circulation and distribution (Eva Weimayr, Judith Raum) – Alternative Readings relates different approaches of publications to their cultural and social context.
Alternative Readings is hosted by Mirene Arsanios (98weeks, Beirut) at the Villa Romana in Florence, Italy.
# 98weeks, Beirut: Research on Historic Magazines
# Archive Books, Berlin: Chiara Figone
# Judith Raum (Berlin): The Contemporary Arts Library Prishtina/Berlin
# Eva Weinmayr (London): AND publishing / The Piracy Project
# Ghalya Saadawi / Kristine Khoury (Beirut): The Arab Study Group