About Bayti Baytek
Young Shubbak are pleased to announce their first virtual initiative Bayti Baytek (My Home Is Your Home). Three virtual collaborations that take inspiration from the spaces within a home and explore the possibilities and restraints of digital spaces.
In May 2020 Young Shubbak launched an open call inviting 18-25 year old MENA (Middle East and North Africa) artists of any discipline to apply for an opportunity to collaborate with previous Shubbak artists. After an incredible response we are happy to announce that the pairings have been selected. The artists chosen are Nour Annan, Nada Elkalaawy and Doha Aboelezz, paired with Shubbak Festival alumni Joe Namy, Enkidu Khaled, and Reem Karssli respectively.
About Young Shubbak
Young Shubbak are a new collective of 18-25-year-old artists, curators, producers and creatives who programme multi-art form events that are relevant to young people’s cultural experience, and promote inclusivity in the arts. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Each creative pair have been assigned a room in a home (kitchen, bedroom, living room) and given five days to create a response. When and how often artists come together for sessions is up to each pairing. The output can take on any form, medium or duration, but all will be presented digitally.
The inter and cross-disciplinary nature of the pairings invites early-career and established artists to exchange freely. The process and project output offers a platform for artists to exercise the creative opportunities the pandemic presents while responding to the everyday at this time. Ultimately, it is a celebration of the endurance of culture in times of hardship whilst fostering intergenerational processes in MENA region arts.
Presented with support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
The first of the three commissions will be launched on 19th May 2020. Details will be posted on our website. Check back soon, follow us on social media or join our mailing list and we’ll keep you updated.
The collaborations will bring together MENA artists across the globe through a rapid-response opportunity which captures the extraordinary times we find ourselves living in. By encouraging collaborators to take inspiration from the space of home while also exploring the possibilities and restraints digital spaces present, we hope that the creative responses produced will see the familiar and everyday utilised and de-familiarised in fresh, engaging ways.
The artists have helped us get to know them better by answering some questions about their craft and their quarantine experiences…