SWALIF Publishing House is an independent collective based in the UAE with the goal of providing Youth in the SWANA region an avenue through which they are able to propose, produce, and propel their work into actualized projects.
The official publication for the exhibition "Ybna Al3eid" (YA3), hosted at Bayt AlMamzar, 2022, and curated by Talal Al Najjar and Salem AlSuwaidi.
YA3 considers the works of fourteen socio-politically-creative artists that explore themes of Arabian decolonization, bodily deviation, child-like liberation, and anthropological investigations. The publication then intertwines seven additional writers curated and edited by the exhibition organizers.
Included in the publication is also access to the media pieces throughout the show. The curators of the show have both also contributed their own written pieces, as well as some special collages.
These written and visual works are the complete psychosis of trying, and failing, to construct an image of supposed youthfulness. It is rebellion not for action, but for existence.
This is a Limited Edition, Paperback publication, printed in Dubai, UAE, 2023.
Designed by Saba Sayfaiee (@78ss).