Events

Book launch and panel discussion
The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor

Thursday 19 November, 6.30pm

Rivington Place

London, UK

Past event

Ibraaz and the Kamel Lazaar Foundation are pleased to host the London launch of Gulf Labor's book The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor.

The panel will start at 18:30 and include contributions from Gulf Labor member Guy Mannes-Abbott, contributor Maryam Monalisa Gharavi and, amongst others, Amnesty International's James Lynch. The panel will be chaired by Ibraaz Editor-in-Chief Anthony Downey and will be followed by a drinks reception.

The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor is the chronicle of a campaign at the forefront of a new wave of worldwide cultural activism.

The Gulf Labor Coalition is a cosmopolitan group of artists and writers who are pressuring Western cultural brands, including the Louvre, Guggenheim, British Museum and New York University, over their exploitation of thousands of migrant workers building their Starchitect-designed branches on Saadiyat Island, the so-called 'Island of Happiness' off the coast of Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor is a campaign handbook with archives and research reports on life and work in Abu Dhabi, contextualized by essays commissioned from core Gulf Labor members on and around these issues. Ddited by Andrew Ross [for Gulf Labor], OR Books, 2015.

In partnership with

Ibraaz

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.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.

OR Books

OR Books is a new type of publishing company. It embraces progressive change in politics, culture and the way they do business.

Additional Info

Venue
Rivington Place
London
EC2A 3BA

E: info@rivingtonplace.org
P: 0207 749 1240

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