The Bidoun Library

Founded in 2009, The Bidoun Library is a peripatetic resource of books, periodicals and ephemera developed by Bidoun Projects, a not-for-profit publishing, curatorial and educational initiative dedicated to supporting contemporary artists in and around the Middle East.

Art Exhibition previously on at Serpentine Galleries in Greater London, United Kingdom.
From Tuesday 12 July 2011 to Saturday 17 September 2011

The Bidoun Library image

Published by anonymous on Sunday 03 July 2011.
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This summer, The Bidoun Library will travel to the Serpentine Gallery to launch a special issue of Bidoun magazine produced during the revolution in Egypt. While in residence, Bidoun will continue to investigate the diverse histories of printed matter related to the Middle East, as well as explore the swiftly changing state of libraries in London.

In association with Shubbak, London’s first celebration of contemporary culture from across the Arab world.

Talks and events

During July and August, Bidoun will host a series of events including talks by leading Middle Eastern writers and artists.

Launch Event: Bidoun Library and edgwareroad.org
Monday 11 July
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

A celebration to mark the launch of Bidoun Library’s residency at the Sackler Centre of Arts Education and the first volume of CAMP’s research for edgwareroad.org, an information bank and publishing platform created in collaboration with local communities.

Hisham Matar, author
Saturday 16 July
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

Rania Stephan: The Three Disappearances of Suad Hosni
Monday 18 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 22 July
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Nawal el Saadawi, author and activist
Saturday 23 July
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

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

Slavs and Tatars, artists
Saturday 6 August
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

A Partial History of Magazine Diplomacy, Michael C. Vazquez
Saturday 13 August
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

Ahdaf Soueif, author
Saturday 20 August
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

UK Libraries: Struggles for the Knowledge Commons
Saturday 27 August
Sackler Centre of Arts Education

Sonallah Ibrahim, author
Saturday 3 September
Sackler Centre of Arts Education