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FEHRAS PUBLISHING PRACTICES

Fehras Publishing Practices (Kenan Darwich, Omar Nicolas, Sami Rustom) è un collettivo di artisti e una casa editrice fondata a Berlino nel 2015, che intende fornire una risposta ai crescenti interrogativi in merito alla storia e al presente dell'arte e dell'editoria nei territori del Mediterraneo orientale, in Nord Africa e nella diaspora. Fehras affronta questa ricerca in forma sperimentale, mediante l'osservazione, per creare una nuova, più vasta cultura dell'impegno critico. L'indagine di Fehras prende in esame il tema del mutuo rapporto tra culture e realtà editoriali nei settori delle lingue, degli archivi e delle arti. I loro progetti, pubblicazioni e attività si basano su documenti d'archivio (per esempio giornalistici, radiofonici, televisivi, cinematografici e digitali), su libri e riviste, biblioteche e letture pubbliche, materiale sonoro e ruotano intorno alle prassi editoriali nel settore delle arti figurative e perfomative, nonché alla trasformazione della lingua culturale nelle regioni del Mediterraneo orientale e in Nord Africa.
Tra i vari progetti: Sharjah Biennale 13, Tamwuj, Sharjah, AE, 2017, Something to Generate from, Kunsthal Aarhus, DK, 2016, Apricozs from Damascus, SALT Galata, Istanbul, TK, 2016.


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Die Privatbibliothek von Abd Al-Rahman Munif

Foto: Al-Mahdi Schubat, Damaskus 2015,
im Auftrag von Publishing Practices


(Biografien nur auf englisch)

Kenan Darwich, Publisher, artist, curator and researcher in the field of book arts.
Born 1981 in Damascus, Syria, based in Berlin. 2004 - 2009 he studied Communication Design, focusing on typography and book design at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design Kiel, 2013 - 2015 Cultures of the Curatorial (MA) at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig.
2013 - 2014 he worked as a visiting professor for editorial design and typography at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design. He works for various artists (including Ligna, Antje Majewski, Wolfgang Tillmans), publishing houses (such as Sternberg Press, Verlag für moderne Kunst) and cultural institutions (such as Art Laboratory, Overbeck-Gesellschaft). 2011 he founded the publishing house and research project Raum der Publikation which he still directs today.

Omar Nicolas, Artist and book designer.
Born 1987 in Homs, Syria, based in Berlin. He completed his bachelor Studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Damascus. After that he finished his Master´s in Communication Design focusing on typography and book design at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design. He worked as a book designer, performance artist and curator together with various artists and institutions (including Brandon LaBelle, Antje Majewski, Sigal Souk, Jan Burkhardt, Heimann und Schwantes / Goethe-Institut, Oper Damaskus, Mansion Beirut, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Opernhaus Kiel, Tanzfabrik Berlin, KuLe Haus Berlin, KNIPSU, Kunsthalle Bergen). www.omarnicolas.de

Sami Rustom, Cultural journalist and archivist.
Born 1988 in Aleppo, Syria, based in Berlin. He completed his bachelor studies in Media at Damascus University. He works for Arabic and German newspapers (including Al-Akhbar, Assfir, and taz), He produced the program Al-Haki at Sham.Fm Radio station which was documenting the early works of the Lebanese singer Fairouz and the composers Rahbani Brothers. He participated in various conferences and tranings in the field of cultural management and cultural journalism in Beirut, Cairo, Berlin, Munich and Bonn. He worked with several institutions (including Goethe-Institut Ramallah, Al-Mawred, Deutsche Welle).