These are the Tools of the Present (Beirut – Cairo)

Contributions by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Haig Aivazian, Mounira Al Solh, Doa Aly, Andeel, Mirene Arsanios, Malak Helmy, Iman Issa, Mahmoud Khaled, Maurice Louca, Jasmina Metwaly, Joe Namy, Nile Sunset Annex, November Paynter, Roy Samaha, Sharif Sehnaoui, Rania Stephan, Christophe Wavelet, Lauren Wetmore

This publication comprises a series of interviews with contemporary artists, musicians, and writers who are in dialogue with Beirut and Cairo. While not purporting to be an overview of the art scenes in these cities, this book begins to draw a picture of how artists think about what it means to be active in the contexts of Beirut and Cairo. It offers insight into the circumstances that structured these artists’ stories, and the often accidental influences that have shaped how their practices developed.

Edited by Mai Abu ElDahab, November Paynter, Marnie Slater

Published by Mophradat and Sternberg Press

Designed by Julie Peeters

Available in English


You can purchase it from Sternberg Press and its distribution network, or by contacting us: office [at] mophradat [dot] org.