In this issue:
Meeting Points 6: Locus Agonistes – Practices and Logics of the Civic, compiled by the celebrated curator Okwui Enwezor, explores the ways in which aesthetic strategies are able to influence concepts of conventional representation and conflict. Read the statement by Enwezor, as well as an article by the Egyptian Ahmed El Attar, a personal story of post-Mubarak shifts that puts the case for independent thought. In her contribution, the artist Bouchra Khalili traces clandestine routes along the Mediterranean Sea, while, in his conversation with Ive Stevenheydens, Radhouane El Meddeb says that in Tunisia, his native country, “a battle has been won, but by no means the war”.
Rolf Quaghebeur, general director of Argos since July 1 2011, sets out his vision for the centre; texts on Sophie Benoot, Pieter Geenen, Sarah Vanagt, Aby Warburg plus an introduction on Hans Op De Beeck’s Sea of Tranquillity, a voluminous publication that follows the successful exhibition of the same name that was displayed in Argos early 2011.