Representation of Disobedient Bodies
This issue examines the discrepancy between the representation of people’s protests in Iran, reflected in their own images, and the works of Shirin Neshat; the pressure to represent Tamilness for non-Tamil audiences; Western film festivals’ priorities in contributing to the global circulation of South Asian films; the pendulum between being political and being politicized as a Sámi artist; questions of wealth and power in an exhibition at the Finnish National Museum that characterizes the wealthy as a “minority group;” and creating critical tools for co-researchers situated in unequal power positions through Romani vernacular storytelling; etc.
Displacements, Discomforts, Translocations
This issue centres ideas around displacements, discomforts, and translocations. Our writers look into the diversity of the Filipino diasporic experience and the importance of return, shaped by multiple forms of the diaspora; magical-realistic manifestations found in contemporary Palestinian literature and their role in resisting the ongoing effects of the Nakba; navigating hostile spaces for women with disabilities, changing policies, and tying art into livelihood, fun, and friendship; works of artists who have produced art about skateboarding and/or learned from it artistically within Artsi’s FLIP! Skate & Art Exhibition: embracing the unexpected while working with documentary subjects. The issue concludes with two poems by Elyas Alavi.