Publication details

ISBN 978-9948-13-739-9
Co-edited by Tarek Abou El Fetouh and Ala Younis
1,093 pages, 279 visuals
24 x 18 cm
English and Arabic
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation, 2016


The Time Is Out Of Joint is a multi-space project; this two-volume publication is one of its manifestations that adopt spatial and temporal strategies inspired by the idea of time as a fluid space and space as frozen time. Co-edited by Tarek Abou El Fetouh and Ala Younis, and with many texts translated to English or Arabic for the first time, this bi-lingual publication is structured in four chapters: BAGHDAD, TBC, CHINA and EQUATOR. These chapters are concepts extended from the contexts of three events that are re- or pre-enacted in an exhibition project that took place in Beirut, Sharjah and Gwangju.

Texts in Volume I: Judith Butler; Faisal Darraj; Samer Frangie; Alexander Gall; Beck Jee-sook; Chan Koonchung; You Mi; Ahdaf Soueif; Enin Supriyanto; Jalal Toufic; and Haytham El-Wardany. Volume II: Kwame Appiah; Sohyun Ahn; Chen Kezhi; Nick Denes; Di’an Fan; Hilmar Farid; Gao Minglu; Jeon Yong-seok; Kristine Khouri; Koh Seung-wook; Toni Maraini; Mohamed Melehi; Mostafa Nissabory; Niu Kecheng; Nikos Papastergiadis; Park Chankyong; Ismail Shammout; Vandana Shiva; Sohl Lee; Sung Wan-kyung; Tang Qingnian; Daniella Trimboli; Li Xianting; Mao Xuhui; Yan Zhou; Anthony Yung.
Artworks by: John Akomfrah, Cevdet Erek, Maha Maamoun, Otobong Nkanga, Ho Tzu Nyen and Oraib Toukan.


The Time Is Out Of Joint

The Time is Out of Joint

The Time is Out of Joint is a project curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh. It is a continuation of the exhibition programme for Home Works 6, Beirut, in 2013