In Issue 14: Objects, Sophia Al-Maria writes through her newborn cousin’s Allah-shaped ear into the shimmer of sign, symbol and story, the difference that dissolves into image or mirage, distance that folds and enfolds, the mutable mystery of letters and language. The vectors, the reach of the issue (see sample TOC below) make it a worthy spot to begin to get lost, art’s challenge accepted, a labyrinth of the unshelved. Bidoun means ‘without’ in Arabic and Farsi and its push against the meaning of ‘Middle East’ is a breathing thing that flees easy grasp.
The Circus category has been subdivided. Along with a general folder, you will find Circus – Acrobats, Circus – Clowns, and Circus – Posters & Advertisements. Please enjoy the below selections from the Clowns folder, which has 42 items packed clownishly into one folder. They run the gamut, from the manic and frightening, to the heartbroken and cabbage-coddling.