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Ghalya Saadawi, esteemed theory tutor at the DAI since 2018, has been shortlisted for the 2023 Fitzcarraldo Editions/Mahler & LeWitt Studios Essay Prize for the best proposal for a book-length essay by a writer resident in the UK & Ireland who has yet to secure a publishing deal. In addition, the winner will have the opportunity to spend up to three months in residency at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy, to work on their book, which will then be published by Fitzcarraldo Editions. “Between October and November” is an essay on time and loss under an extended, capitalist modernity, on what we keep and what is taken away. The essay has its beginnings in a letter to a friend, in which Saadawi wrote about political family histories, fashion and music’s retromania, globalisation and postmodernity, postponement of writing, childhood powers. Written in fragments and digressions that weave cultural criticism, family memoir and life writing, this essay additionally probes the cultural obsession with the past and its continued eruption in the present, mourning, foreclosed revolutionary legacies and their tenacity, and the contradictions of capitalist destruction and tradition.
The news has been out for some weeks, but we are still excited enough to publish a shout out, a heartfelt salute to our brilliant friend Aude Christel Mgba. She and Bruno Alves de Almeida have been selected as Artistic Directors for Luleåbiennalen 2024. The Luleå Biennial, is one of the oldest biennials in Scandinavia and was held for the first time in 1991. DAI cherishes joyful memories of the encounters and experiences with Aude, both as respondent to our Kitchen as well as co-curator of a series of DAI Roaming Assemblies/sonsbeek20->24councils, the outcome of an inspiring collaboration between DAI and the legendary sonsbeek20->24 curatorial team. We wish Aude and Bruno all the best and look forward to the opening in 2024 !
OPEN CALL (deadline April 30, 2023) shared by Dina A. Mohamed (DAI, 2019) and Bethany Crawford (DAI, 2019) on behalf of the The Fuck Healing collective, announcing its first summer program, a weeklong program of events that creatively and theoretically responds to the concept of “exhaustion.” From 29 May till 4 June, “Fuck Healing (?): The Insomniac Dreamers” presents lectures and seminars, creative workshops, screenings and art interventions, culminating in a one-day final event. With the confirmed participation of DAI's HTDTWT tutor Hypatia Vourloumis, among other amazing people. Click to read more.