Arie Amaya-Akkermans is a writer based in the Princes Islands of Istanbul, interested in contemporary art and culture. His current research deals with the Greek heritage of Anatolia and the Eastern Mediterranean.
The art of Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme
A review of Ali Cherri's 'Give Me a Body Then'
Finding the poetry in Hale Tenger's 'Beirut'
Exploring the relationship between fragmentation and memory in Pellicula, a group exhibition at Galerie Janine Rubeiz in Beirut
Mashrou3 Leila's music grew out of a need to escape the tension of a country enamored by war
Shawki Yousef explores the internal dynamics of becoming in his exhibition 'Acid Fields'
Lara Ögel’s practice is not to retrieve the past but to re-stage the owner-less.
Two countries and a half I lost that way, and put some of their ruins in a suitcase before I fled.