How to Reappear · Through the Quivering Leaves of Independent Publishing
17.07.2019 – 21.09.2019


with projects by:

98weeks · adib el shabab · al amaneh series · ali eyal · ali taptik · barakunan · bernhard cella · bon-gah · bouchra khalili · dar al fata al arabi · display distribute · fehras publishing practices · flint magazine · ginane makki bacho · golrokh nafisi · hala bizri · hussein nassereddine · jabbour el-douaihy · jaffat el aqlam · jana traboulsi · khaldoun chichakli · moad musbahi · mohamed rabei · mohamed melehi design studio 1965-1985 · mohssin harraki · mothanna hussein · neda firfova · omar zakaria · plane (mario d’souza with pallavi paul and sahil naik) · raafat majzoub · sacha abou khalil · shubigi rao · simone fattal, the post-apollo press · sonallah ibrahim · evolution · the state · yadawia · yay-pop · zahia rahmani / inha · zamân books and curating · zigg


no-isbn features publications by:

abdel monem el jeddawi · abdullah al saadi · abu dhabi film festival, abu dhabi culture and heritage · adele ne jame · afro-asiatic book office · ahemed el serougoui · ahlam shibli, the valley arab al-sbaih goter · ahmad baydoun · ahmad manji · ahmad seif · ahmed sabry · akram zaatari · al-jumuriya · ala younis · ali al-saadi · ali hussein al adawy · amina menia· amir tehrani· anatoly lunacharsky · anita kaya · anja aronowsky cronberg · anna boghiguian · ashkan sepahvand · aya al-sayed · barakunan · barış bıçakçı · başak ertür · basia cummings lewandowska · basile ghosn · basim magdy · basma alsharif · ben washington · benjamin meinberg · benji boyadjian · bilal khbeiz · bon gah · borhane alaouié · casimir shumlin · cevdet erek · chaza charafeddine · christopher pérez · collections building, arts area, heart of sharjah · contemporary image collective · cristiana de marchi · daniel aschwanden · daniel kötter · darat al funun · david ender · diala khasawnih · dina haddadin · dirk fleischmann · dr.mai nakib · engy mohsen · etel adnan · fadi abdullah · fanzeen · fullstop collective: ahmad borham, azza ezzat, dima nachawi · gavin grindon · ghadah alkandari · grégory castéra · habr · hala jalal · hangar · harun farocki · hassan elhalwagy · hend moaaz · herman chong · hisham awad · hüseyin kıyar · hussain aljabi · imane ibrahim · inas halabi · international artist workshop · jack hauser · jalal toufic · joana hadjithoumas · joão vasco paiva · john jordan · juliana irene smith · jumana emil abboud · jun yang · kamal youssef · karine wehbe · kaveb rashidzadeh · kerim bayer · khabar keslan · khaled malas · khalid komics · khalil joreige · kohl: a journal for body and gender research · künstlerinnen initiative · kuwaitis for jerusalem · lamees al-sayed · lamia joreige · lee kit · liane al-ghussain · luis berrios-negron · luna mereb · mada · maha maamoun · mahmoud bakhshi · mahmoud khaled: mkmael stories · mais darwazah · manal khader · manshour · march meeting · marta vallejo · marwa benhalim · melissa chimera · minouk lim · mirene arsanios · mohamad allam · mohamed abdelkarim · mohamed bourouissa · mohamed ismail shawki · mohamed sabbagh · mona saudi · motaz attalla · muhammad abdul kareem · nada rezq · nadi lekol el nas · nadine r .l . touma · nasir nasrallah · natascha sadr haghighian · national council for culture arts and letters · neda razavipour · noor abuarafeh · nuha innab · ola el-khalidi · part-time suite · pau cata · pedro barateiro · pouya sepehr · quinn latimer · raed ibrahim · ralph hage · rami daher · rana el nemr · ras al ain gallery · raza libên baranê · regina mamou · ro caminal · robert breer · saba innab · salah saouli · salwa aleryani · sami mohammad · sandra terdjman· serge daney · sfeir-semler gallery · shadnaz azizi· sharjah art foundation · sharjah creek · susan hefuna · tara al bahr magazine · tarek al-ghoussein: the creative memory of the syrian revolution · the peace office · vikram divecha · waddah sharara · wael shawky · walid sedek · workshop, gudran for art and development · yara saqfalhait · yavuz sarıalioğlu · yehia sewailam · yuk king tan · zeki alasya · ziad nawfal · zineb sedira

what is deemed publishable shapes our cultural landscape, but only partially reflects it. from the margins, independent publishing initiatives tend to the dismissed or underrepresented, those that are denied the public space of publication or desire it on different terms.

beyond artist books, artists have taken on publishing as an artistic practice – thinking of publishing as a way of production, unsettling role divisions, and breaking down the lines between authorship and publishing.

the works in this exhibition share a rich variety of historical and contemporary reflections on the languages and formats marginalized in the dominant publishing industry – the snubbed genres, the outlawed subjects, the troubling subjectivities, the excessive languages, the minimal, the unprofitable, and the unfathomable.

how to reappear brings questions on power, access, and right to publish to the fore and explores the efforts to reclaim the agency to publish, focusing on publications that maneuver around restrictive publishing regimes.

published by kayfa-ta (maha maamoun and ala younis)