Bassem Saad

Episode 5 — I Had To Make This

A conversation with artist Bassem Saad, who ricocheted from hot spot to hot spot over the last two disorienting years. After partaking in the Beirut uprisings in 2019, he took to the streets of New York during the Black Lives Matter protests while in Brooklyn for an arts residency. He then returned to Beirut last summer during a brief window from the lockdown, days before the giant port explosion in his hometown. He describes the necessity for his work to deeply explore this tumultuous present moment as well as the role of queer identity in his practice.

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Bassem Saad

Congress of Idling Persons

Kink Retrograde

Shana Moultin


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