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This Green Is Not Green: Letters between Shakir Hassan Al Sa'id and Hanaa Malallah

Pre-order now, shipping in mid-May 2021. 

Click here to register for the online book launch on Thurs, April 29 at 1pm EST for a conversation with Saleem Al-Bahloly, Hanaa Malallah, Venetia Porter, and Nada Shabout. Moderated by Ruba Katrib.

This book contains twelve letters written by the artist Shakir Hassan Al Sa'id between Februrary and November 1996, and eleven replies written by the artist Hanaa Malallah many years later, between 2004 and 2020. The letters contain a reflection on the practice of art that draws deeply on mystical theology, existential philosophy, semiotics and the art of ancient Mesopotamia. They are also, however, a rare document in the cultural history of the Middle East: not only do the letters record a dialogue in which the artists speak privately about their practice, but they also disclose the inner struggles out of which their work emerges.

Struktur Editions | 2021
Paperback | 7.8 x 5.9 in | 200 pgs



Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2011
Edited with preface by Peter Eleey, Ruba Katrib. Foreword by Kate Fowle. Text by Zainab Bahrani, Jean Baudrillard, Serge Daney, Nuha al-Radi, Riverbend, Rijin Sahakian, Nada Shabout, McKenzie Wark

Click here to register for the online book launch of This Green Is Not Green: Letters Between Shakir Hassan Al Sa’id and Hanaa Malallah on Thurs, April 29 at 1pm EST, for a conversation between Saleem Al-Bahloly, Hanaa Malallah, Venetia Porter, and Nada Shabout. Moderated by Ruba Katrib.

Published on the occasion of the eponymous 2019-2020 MoMA PS1 exhibition, Theater of Operations shows how artists have examined the legacies of American-led military engagements in Iraq, charting the effects of these wars on cultural production in Iraq and throughout its diasporas, as well as responses to the wars in the West, revealing how this period was defined by unsettling intersections of spectacularized violence and new imperialism.s 

The exhibition features more than 80 artists and collectives, including Hana Malallah, Shakir Hassan Al Sa'idAfifa Aleiby, Dia al-Azzawi, Thuraya al-Baqsami, Paul Chan, Harun Farocki, Guerrilla Girls, Thomas Hirschorn, Hiwa K,  Monira Al Qadiri, Nuha al-Radi and Ala Younis. 

MoMA PS1 | 2019
Hardcover | 6.5 x 9.5 in | 275 pgs