Can We Rule It Out?
Book event
April 19, 2023 at 7:30pm
La maison de l’ours
1 Rue d’Orchampt
75018 Paris

Can We Rule It Out?
Book event
April 23, 2023 at 3pm
62 Rue des Commerçants
1000 Brussels

Can We Rule It Out? Collective ideas for keeping sexual abuse out of art spaces, was presented in Brussels and Paris in April 2023. The events included a presentation by book co-editor Mai Abu ElDahab in Paris, and by Mai and contributor Marnie Slater in Brussels. The book was available for purchase at both events at a discounted rate.

Published in 2022, Can We Rule It Out? is a collection of texts, reflections, questions, and documents that invites readers, colleagues, and peer organizations to engage in difficult, and often fraught, discussions about sexual abuse in art spaces. It aims to contribute to the work that has already been done and to be a waypost toward what remains to be done. The book includes contributions by Adam HajYahia, Ahmed Medhat, Habiba Effat, Karim Kattan, Mai Abu ElDahab, Marina Samir, Marnie Slater, Naira Antoun, Nana Abuelsoud, Sahar Mandour, and Salma El Tarzi, with translations by Shahd Issawi, Solène Jabaud, and Yasmine Haj.

La maison de l’ours is a venue for contemporary art exhibitions and cultural events. rile* is a bookshop and project space for publication and performance.