These are the Tools of the Present

Author(s) Mai Abu ElDahab, November Paynter, Marnie Slater
Dimensions 9 x 6 in.
Location of Publisher Berlin, Germany
Pages 198 p.
Product Type Book
Publisher Sternberg Press, Mophradat
Year 2017
$18.00
This publication comprises a series of interviews with contemporary artists, musicians, and writers who are in dialogue with Beirut and Cairo. While not purporting to be an overview of the art scenes in these cities, this book begins to draw a picture of how artists think about what it means to be active in the contexts of these cities. It offers insight into the circumstances that structured these artists’ stories, and the often accidental influences that have shaped how their practices have developed.