Middle East/North Africa

  • Egypt: A Coup or a Continuation of the Revolution?

    July 19, 2013 - 

    Two weeks after Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi was ousted by the military, the country’s citizens and international observers remain split on whether to call the events of July 3 a coup or a continuation of the revolution.  More
  • Double Take: Istanbul’s Streets Then and Now

    July 15, 2013 - 

    Surveillance cameras capture a bustling avenue, a crowded bazaar, a quiet park; and, in the same spots, streams of tear gas, ghostly arcades, eerie calm. In Santiago Mostyn’s film pairing footage of Istanbul in May 2012 and May 2013, the same city is seen as if in two parallel universes.  More
  • Turkey: Art and Upheaval

    July 1, 2013 - 

    Creative Time chief curator Nato Thompson interviews Turkish curator Defne Ayas, now director of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, about the protests in Turkey—and international art-world solidarity.  More
  • Here We Are: The Imagination of Public Space in Gezi Park

    June 14, 2013 - 

    Protests have gripped Turkey for the past two weeks, transforming public space in the minds of the country’s inhabitants. Istanbul-based artist Can Altay explores the role of art and humor in the uprising, writing, “Imagination expands slowly and strikes suddenly.”  More
  • Fitna and the Iranian Elections

    June 12, 2013 - 

    On Friday, Iran is set to elect a new president to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, four years after the country’s last elections triggered widespread protests and a brutal crackdown. An anonymous artist pays tribute to the Green Movement, its creative forms of subversion and its imprisoned protesters.  More
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    Editor’s Letter

    Five years after Creative Time Reports’ inception, the project is coming to a close. Editor Marisa Mazria Katz reflects on some of the most moving pieces that solidified CTR as a unique platform that elevates artists’ voices.


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