Kadist

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PublisherKadist2018
Offering an exploration of KADIST’s programs, this publication describes the organization’s way of working and its collaborative approach. The aim of this publication is not to present a comprehensive archive, as our website does, but instead to collect a multiplicity of voices who have participated in the making of the organization and who speak from personal points of view: founders, advisors, team members, artists, and curators we have been working with since Kadist’s inception in 2001. Alongside our mission statement running throughout the pages, is a series of exhibition views creating a visual timeline of Kadist’s exhibition history, each image documenting one ...
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PublishersKadistQalqalah2021
Qalqalah قلقلة is an editorial and curatorial platform dedicated to the production, translation and circulation of artistic, theoretical and literary research in three languages: French, Arabic and English. Founded in 2018 in France, in the midst of a political and intellectual context, and a media coverage marked by reactionary, authoritarian and discriminatory speeches and acts, Qalqalah قلقلة asserts a feminist, inclusive and intersectional stance. It relies on translation as a tool for the production and reception of situated knowledge, capable of making visible the relations of power and the possibilities of invention and affection that are at play between languages, ...
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PublishersKadistBétonsalon2015
In echo of their respective programs, Kadist Art Foundation and Bétonsalon – Centre for Art and Research are launching the joint publication Qalqalah, a “reader” gathering contributions from artists and researchers on a variety of interlinked issues. The name Qalqalah is taken from a text by Cairo-based curator Sarah Rifky. In the text, the eponymous heroine, living in the near future, gradually loses her memory in a world where notions of language, art and economy have quietly collapsed. In this world of reconstituted, fluid knowledge, which inspires a mixture of hope and fear, the meaning of the Arabic name Qalqalah ...
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PublishersKadistBétonsalon2016
The contributions to this second issue of Qalqalah were born from encounters and discussions held during seminars we recently organized or were invited to attend. Collecting Matters: The Place from Where We Look, organized in June 2015 in Paris by Kadist Art Foundation, examined collecting strategies, the re-writing of art history and the reconfiguration of artistic practices in the age of globalization. Bringing together six young international professionals, curators and researchers, the discussions focused on the notion of locality. If “the place from where we look” is socially, ideologically and culturally conditioned by a given society, what view should we ...
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PublishersKadistBétonsalon2018
For its third issue, Qalqalah continues to circulate ideas and practices, and to exchange resources concerning artistic and cultural issues in the ongoing hope of broadening its reach beyond familiar readers. By publishing the articles quarterly, the Reader renews its format to better resonate with the interrogations posed by the artists and theoreticians invited by KADIST, Bétonsalon and Villa Vassilieff. Conceived closely with the teams at the three art centers, I have been entrusted to conceive of the editorial line of this composite issue as Associate Editor. By the small displacement that this perspective confers in relation to the programming ...
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This publication features the works and the research of the twelve artists/groups presented within the exhibition that trace and animate trajectories, nexuses, and mutations of things in resonance with a specific time and place. The artists’ pages have been conceived in discussion with each artist to dig into their practices and processes. When these artists’ practices invoke anthropology, archaeology, or historiography to seek rootedness, they aim less to excavate or clarify the past than to open up new politics of interpretation for building the present. Haunted by different time spans and territories, positions and subjectivities, the artists reveal unexpected intersections, elusive ...

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