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
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
Ismail Fayed
Notes on belly-dance
I’d like to make a few notes on belly-dance beyond the moral debate around justifying it as a non-sexual
 
 
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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