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Suggested readings from our library

Antonia Alampi

On an irregular basis Beirut suggests readings from the public library to go along with our current activities and exhibitions. This list was compiled by Antonia Alampi.

Remaking culture. Emerging institutions, discourses, icons and metaphors, in Egypt’s Culture Wars, by Samia Mehrez, published by The American University in Cairo Press, 2008, p. 90

Art and the Iron Lung: When Sovereignty Becomes Detrimental and Art Subtly Strikes Back, by Bassam El Baroni, in The Magic of the State, published by Beirut and Lisson Gallery, 2013, p. 173

Between artists: Silvia Kolboski and Walid Raad, A.R.T. Press, 2006

Thirty-three stories about reasonable characters in familiar places, by Iman Issa, 2011

Organizational Symbolism, Culture and Gender, in Silvia Gherardi, Gender, Symbolism and Organizational Cultures, 1995, SAGE Publications, p. 7

You Make Me Feel Mighty Real. On The Risk os Bearing Witness and the Art of Affective Labour, by Jan Verwoert, in Reading/Feeling, published by If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, 2013, p.187

Contemporary Art and its institutional dilemmas, by Maria Lind, in Performing the Institution(al), published by Kunsthalle Lissabon, 2010, p.22

Collecting Art for a Reason, by Ilham Khoiri, in DR Oei Hong Djien, Art and collecting art, published by KPG

Instituting the institution, by Simon Sheikh, in Performing the Institution(al) volume 2, published by Kunsthalle Lissabon, 2011, p.90

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