Abu Dhabi to showcase cinematic travelogue through Arab world and beyond

April 21, 2017 10:48 am0 comments
Abu Dhabi to showcase cinematic travelogue through Arab world and beyond

Come the month of May and Abu Dhabi will showcase select films from across the Arab world and beyond, a broad spectrum of critically-acclaimed contemporary Arab films around the notion of geography. Titled ‘On Arab Geographies’ the screenings and talks will be held from May 4-6. To read more, click […]

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How Mohammed Al Kindi is Putting Oman on the Map

April 14, 2017 3:55 pm0 comments
How Mohammed Al Kindi is Putting Oman on the Map

The Crossway Foundation established itself as an empowering arts charity that helps facilitate better understanding across borders. Now, after two successful years of collaboration, it has formally partnered with the annual Middle East Now festival in Florence. The Middle East Now x Crossway Foundation Residency will be dedicated to supporting […]

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An artist is pasting images of paintings from museums on Indian street corners

April 7, 2017 1:14 pm0 comments
An artist is pasting images of paintings from museums on Indian street corners

When French and Corsican visual artist Julien de Casabianca visited The Louvre, a museum filled with the work of universally revered artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Rembrandt, he was inspired by an obscure painting featuring a beautiful young female prisoner. “I had a Prince Charming compulsion to liberate […]

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Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem to have first solo US show at Lacma

March 24, 2017 1:14 pm1 comment
Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem to have first solo US show at Lacma

The Saudi Arabian artist Abdulnasser Gharem will open his first US solo show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma) next month. The artist, who was until recently also a lieutenant colonel in the Saudi Arabian army, is known for his politically and socially engaged works that draw […]

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9 Stunning Photos of the Newly Opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

February 24, 2017 11:06 am1 comment
9 Stunning Photos of the Newly Opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

The newly opened museum is located in the heart of Al Fustat, housing between its walls 50,000 artifacts and the ancient natural lake of Ain Basira. To read more, click here. 

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MoMA Protests Trump’s Visa Ban by Rehanging Works by Artists from Muslim Countries

February 3, 2017 1:59 pm0 comments
MoMA Protests Trump’s Visa Ban by Rehanging Works by Artists from Muslim Countries

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has rehung part of its permanent collection to showcase works by artists from Muslim nations in a show of solidarity with the citizens of seven countries from the Middle East and North Africa who have been blocked from entering the United States […]

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Iranian Actress To Boycott 2017 Oscars In Protest Of Trump’s “Racist” Visa Ban

January 27, 2017 1:57 pm0 comments
Iranian Actress To Boycott 2017 Oscars In Protest Of Trump’s “Racist” Visa Ban

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti tweeted on Thursday that she will not be attending the 2017 Academy Awards in protest of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order halting refugee and visa applications from 7 Muslim-majority countries, including Iran. To read more, click here. 

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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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