Ismail Fayed
 

Ismail Fayed is an independent writer and researcher, based in Cairo. He has been writing on contemporary artistic practices since 2007.

 
Opinion
Ismail Fayed
On queerness and the jargon of authenticity
a utopia free of any Western influence only exists in the delusions of some postcolonial academics
Ismail Fayed
Waiting for apocalypse: Egypt at a crossroads
What the apocalypse and the uprisings across the Arab world teach us, is that we are not alone
Ismail Fayed
Death of a hegemon: Mid-century Egyptian music in Beirut
The term "hishik bishik" is an Egyptian expression to denote cabaret-like performance, especially one
 
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features
The Open Secret
Ismail Fayed | Ismail Fayed offers notes on this year’s Joburg Art Fair
Poison into medicine: On watching Poisonous Roses
Ismail Fayed | Ismail Fayed reviews Ahmed Fawzi Saleh’s debut feature film, Poisonous Roses
Hijacking the contemporary
Ismail Fayed | Ismail Fayed reflects on Egyptian artist Imane Ibrahim’s first solo show at Townhouse
A future possible?
Ismail Fayed | The Berlin Biennale tries to evade an established historical narrative without looking elsewhere
The Lion and the Brown Witch: Reflections on this year’s Africa-focused Festival Theaterformen
Ismail Fayed | Ismail Fayed reflects on Festival Theaterformen’s Africa-focused program in Brunswick, Germany
Grasping the messianic moment
Ismail Fayed | A reflection on the 2016 “Mada Encounters” seminar on history and culture
 
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