How are nationality and ethnicity used to label artists? Exhibiting artists from Tea with Nefertiti, Bassem Yousri and Xenia Nikolskaya, as well as Doha-based artist and cartoonist Khalid Albaih speak about the times they served (willingly or unwillingly) as representatives of their countries.
This video comes from the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art which has gathered quite a few fine videos over on Youtube which you can also watch in the playlist of the talk above.
The museum currently hosts The Global Art Forum which brings together a diverse line-up of participants, including artists, curators, musicians, strategists, thinkers, and writers for two days of live talks and performances in Doha (March 17-18). We sent two of our best crew members over there and tell you more later.
Image: The Polish Ambassador is a beat machine from the future. Hailing simultaneously from the far reaches of other dimensional Universes and… Oakland, California, this dude drops his own unique blend of electro-funked, glitch-tweaked, wobble-freaked breakbeats that will have you dropping that bottom like it was 92…..3092, that is.