The latest issue of Bidoun (#18) is the magazine’s second interview issue, where various artists, writers, designers, and public figures share insight into the Middle East’s artistic and cultural scenes.

The latest issue of Bidoun (#18) is the magazine’s second interview issue, where various artists, writers, designers, and public figures share insight into the Middle East’s artistic and cultural scenes. Samples of the issue can be seen here.

Bidoun’s description of their latest publication:

Sit rapt as pop star M.I.A. tells tall tales of her Tamil childhood in Sri Lanka. Hang out with Beirut- based comics collective Samandal as they talk shop about giant robots, graphic novels, and civil wars. Look askance as Alejandro Jodorowsky describes psycho- magic and the alchemy of refuse. Marvel at the doomed but gaga art world of 1970s Tehran with gallerist Tony Shafrazi. Plus: defacing Guernica, defaming Paul Bowles, dueling Hitchcocks, Iraqi modernism, the world’s largest artist’s book, the secret of beauty, and Ghida Fakhry.

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