Rabih Mroué: A BAK Critical Reader Series in Artists’ Practice
This reader examines the work of Rabih Mroué, actor, director, playwright and artist based in Beirut, whose complex and diverse practice spans disciplines and formats such as music, performance, theater, and visual art. As one of the key artistic voices in Lebanon and beyond, Mroué's practice explores how varied modes of art can open up a space of possibility in connection to civic and political imagination. The reader includes a range of commissioned critical essays, new translations, and anthologized texts by artists, art historians, curators, and thinkers.
Rabih Mroué: A BAK Critical Reader in Artists' Practice is co-edited by Maria Hlavajova (artistic director BAK) and Jill Winder with associate editor Cosmin Costinaş. It includes contributions by Maaike Bleeker (art historian), Keti Chuhkrov (theorist), Fadi El Abdallah (poet and jurist), Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (filmmakers), Nataša Ilić (curator), Bilal Khbeiz (artist and poet), Anders Kreuger (curator and writer), Hila Peleg (curator and filmmaker), Stella Bruzzi (media theoretician), Walid Raad (artist), Jalal Toufic (artist and writer), Kaelen Wilson-Goldie (art critic) and Akram Zaatari (artist).
- co-published with
- BAK basis voor actuele kunst
- Cosmin Costinas, Maria Hlavajova, Jill Winder
- graphic design
- Kummer & Herrman
- paperback | 260 pp | 11.5 x 16.5 cm