This interview with Canvas founder and director Ali Khadra looks at a series of talks curated by Canvas hosted at Art Basel by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co- Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London.
Ali Khadra explains why and how Canvas intends to turn the talks into a book and documentary, and examines our preconceived notions regarding art, the middle east and sexuality with this series.
The interview is interspersed with extracts from the third of the talks: Gender, Wars and Chadors talk on Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, organised by Canvas magazine at Art Salon, 6 December 2009.
Artists taking part in the third talk were Ghada Amer, Kader Attia and Akram Zaatari while Hans Ulrich Obrist chaired. Watch the video here.
Six Pillars to Persia is produced and presented by Fari Bradley, a journalist living in London, for Resonance 104.4FM