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    Alaa Abd el-Fattah

    Non siete stati ancora sconfitti

    La stanza del mondo

    translation by Monica Ruocco
    pages: 288
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    date of publication: October 2021
    binding: softbound
    language: Italian
    isbn 9788877572882



    €23,00

    First Italian translation of the writings of the blogger and activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah, one of the protagonists of the 2011 Tahrir Square revolution. The book comes out thanks to an international network of editors and journalists, to the author's family, to Amnesty International that for years follows the case of the writer still in prison, to ARCI and to the collaboration with the Fitzcarraldo publishing house in London that will concomitantly publish in the English translation. A volume capable of portraying the dramatic situation of Egypt in whose prisons it is estimated that over 60,000 political and prisoners of conscience are detained, subjected to torture, capital executions, unfair trial and long periods of preventive detention, in a clear violation of human and civil rights.   Alaa Abd el-Fattah, born in 1981 in Cairo, entered prison for the first time at the age of 25, in 2006. Egyptian authorities arrested him during a peaceful demonstration in Cairo. Having become the symbolic figure of Egyptian dissidence, he has spent the last six years always inside a cell, also deprived of books and writing paper. He is considered by Amnesty International to be a 'prisoner of conscience', the best known of the tens of thousands of political prisoners in Egyptian prisons. Son of the most important Egyptian family of activists and defenders of human and civil rights, Alaa embodies an entire generation of young Egyptians who put their lives and their intelligence at the service of the right to dignity, individual and collective.
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    Manuel Borja-Villel

    Campi magnetici. Scritti di arte e politica

    La stanza del mondo

    translation by Anna Maria Farinato
    pages: 224
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    date of publication: September 2021
    binding: softbound
    language: Italian
    isbn 9788877572325



    €24,00

    Art and politics are fields that are strongly connected to each other, they attract and repel each other, draw continuity and cause ruptures. The essays collected in this volume are subject to the tension between these two forces. They are reflections on the contemporary condition, on the artistic practice, on the limits and potential of the museum: each text is located in time and space, and reflects the intellectual path of Manuel Borja-Villel, head of important museum institutions, and some of his curatorial concerns, as responsible for numerous exhibitions and public events over the last thirty years. A supporter of hybridization and sharing of knowledge, in front of the inaccessible compartmentalization of knowledge, this book is committed to interdisciplinary research and the interrelation of multiple fields. And it is, above all, an invitation to reflect on art, its organizations and its actors.   Manuel Borja-Villel, was born in Burriana (Spain) in 1957. He is director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. He was director of the Museu d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona, and previously of the Fondació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona. He holds a BA in Art History from the University of Valencia, Spain, and a PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.