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 […]

Read more ›

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. 

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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. 

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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. 

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›