Bidoun Library at the Serpentine Gallery, London

Bidoun Library at the Serpentine Gallery, LondonThis summer, the Bidoun Library will be in residence at the Serpentine Gallery in London from the 12th of July to the 17th of September. The library in residence features a program of exhibitions, talks, screenings and an Egyptian shaabi wedding/dance party. Founded in 2009, the Bidoun Library is a peripatetic collection of books, periodicals and ephemera developed by Bidoun Projects, a not-for-profit publishing, curatorial and educational initiative dedicated to supporting contemporary culture from the Middle East.

This Bidoun Library’s residence in London is organised in association with Shubbak, a window on Arab culture initiated by the Mayor of London. www.london.gov.uk/shubbak/

Bidoun # 25, built around the revolution of January 25th in Egypt, will also be launched during Bidoun's residency at the Serpentine.

During July and August, Bidoun will host a series of events bringing together leading writers and artists.

Programme:

Hisham Matar
, author

Saturday 16 July
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

Rania Stephan: The Three Disappearances of Suad Hosni


Monday 18th July
The Gate Cinema, Notting Hill
Former Edgware Road Project artist-in-residence Rania Stephan returns to present the UK premiere of her film The Three Disappearances of Suad Hosni (2011), which recently won the Sharjah Biennial Prize. The film’s non-fiction narrative reflects on the life and death of Egyptian actress Suad Hosni, who committed suicide while living on Edgware Road in 2001.

Shaabi-Music-Wedding-Dance-Party

Friday 22nd July
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Nawal el Saadawi , author and activist

Saturday
23rd July
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

Samandal Comics, artists
Saturday 30th July
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

Slavs and Tatars, artists

Saturday 6th August
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

A Partial History of Magazine Diplomacy, Michael C. Vazquez

Saturday 13th August
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

Ahdaf Soueif, author

Saturday 20th August
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

UK Libraries: Struggles for the Knowledge Commons

Saturday 27th August
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

Sonallah Ibrahim, author

Saturday 3rd September
Sackler Centre of Arts Education





For more information , visit the Serpentine Gallery website.
www.serpentinegallery.org



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