Dissonant Archives Book Launch & Panel Discussion

Thu 10 Sept, 6:30pm

Rivington Place

London, UK

Free event

Ibraaz and the Kamel Lazaar Foundation are pleased to invite you to the London launch of Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East, the second volume in their co-produced Contemporary Visual Culture in the Middle East series.

The panel will commence at 18:30 and include contributions from John Akomfrah, Nick Denes, Laura Cugusi, Guy Mannes-Abbott and Zineb Sedira. The event will be introduced by Mark Sealy (MBE), Director of Autograph ABP.

Dissonant Archives is the first book to consider the various ways in which contemporary artists from North Africa and the Middle East utilize and disrupt the function of the archive and, in so doing, highlight a systemic and perhaps irrevocable crisis in institutional and state-ordained archiving across the region.

In partnership with


Ibraaz is the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East. Initiated by the Kamel Lazaar Foundation in 2011, Ibraaz publishes an online, bi-annual Platform and monthly rolling content, in both written and video format.

Kamel Lazaar Foundation

The Kamel Lazaar Foundation responds to the imminent need for the creation and promotion of visual arts in the Maghreb and the Arab World. It is dedicated to providing a forum for dialogue about visual culture in the region and beyond.

Additional Info

Rivington Place

P: 0207 749 1240

Rivington Place is fully accessible. Disabled parking bays are available, please call in advance to reserve.