Bidoun Issue #25

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Magazine Launch

Featuring contributions from Gini Alhadeff, Sinan Antoon, Anand Balakrishnan, Hampton Fancher, Sophia Al-Maria, Fatima Al Qadiri, Lynne Tillman, and more.

The twenty-fifth issue of Bidoun responded to the Egyptian revolution that began on the 25th of January. In April and May, a group of Bidoun editors went to Cairo in order to better understand what happened, and what did not happen, during the eighteen days of revolt and since. Bidoun #25 is the result – the product of over fifty unique interviews in Arabic and English, along with roundtable discussions, political party platforms, TV transcriptions, overheard dialogue, dreams, tweets, and email forwards. The result is a composite portrait, at once disjointed and revealing, partial but not trivial.

The launch of Bidoun #25 at Artists Space brought together friends from the Bidounisphere to reveal, perform, show and tell some of the things discovered in Cairo. After-party featuring Egyptian shaabi music by Rainstick and Azizaman

Santos Party House
96 Lafayette Street
9:30pm til late

Wish I Were Here, photo: Alexandra Stock