Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians

January 20, 2017 2:47 pm1 comment
Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians

Cultural rebellion and lyrical reflection come together in this world-premiere exhibition showcasing one of the most important collections of contemporary Iranian art. Encounter the works of 23 artists who have chosen self-expression over silence — men and women separated by generations but united in their desire to explore complex issues […]

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The Syrian painter turning bombs into art

January 6, 2017 10:43 am2 comments
The Syrian painter turning bombs into art

Collecting the bombs and bullets that litter the shell-ridden streets of his besieged hometown, Alfoz disarms the lethal debris of Syria’s almost six-year-old civil war, before sculpting the remains with patterns and designs inspired by his Levantine cultural heritage. Alfoz believes that waging an artistic and cultural resistance is no […]

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Netflix just signed a deal with the biggest movie star in the world

December 16, 2016 4:03 pm1 comment
Netflix just signed a deal with the biggest movie star in the world

Netflix has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood—from film stars Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Kevin Spacey, and Emma Stone to comedians Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Dave Chapelle. The list goes on and on. To read more, click here. 

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Five Female Art Curators From The Middle East You Should Know

3:11 pm1 comment
Five Female Art Curators From The Middle East You Should Know

The glitz and glam of exclusive parties, record-breaking sales, and provocative performances came to an end as curtains fell on Art Basel Miami last week. However, all the hype in the United State’s seaport city can be a poignant reminder for many art-lovers of yet another aesthete region that is […]

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Artworks worth a thousand words: El-Qassemi traces politics in modern Arab art

December 9, 2016 12:28 pm0 comments
Artworks worth a thousand words: El-Qassemi traces politics in modern Arab art

In the grand but intimate setting of Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s small hall, Sultan El-Qassemi, an Emirati columnist and commentator on Arab political and cultural affairs and the founder of the UAE-based Barjeel Foundation, gave a talk spotlighting the political undertones in Middle Eastern fine art during the 20th century. To read […]

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Meet Omar Kamal, the Palestinian Frank Sinatra

December 2, 2016 11:18 am2 comments
Meet Omar Kamal, the Palestinian Frank Sinatra

Omar Kamal, Sinatra of Palestine as people call him, followed the paths of Mahmoud Darwish, Mohamed Assaf, and Rafif Zeyada. Kamal grew up in the small city of Nablus and moved to the UK to conduct his Master’s degree. He sings different genres that belong to different cultures. Recently, he […]

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