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Arab Art

The Middle East Among Us: Artist Nasser Alzayani in Florence

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I caught up with the kind, thoughtful, wise-beyond-his-years artist inside the Odeon Cinema in Florence during Middle East Now, and it turned out to be a highlight of my festival. After the interview, do check out the slideshow of his work below.

When Arabs Experiment

Roxane Assaf | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

Leyya Tawil and Mike Khoury are two avant-garde artists featured at DIWAN5 whose solo work is challenging conventions in dance and music, respectively. As kindred spirits in creative inquiry, their collaborations with each other beget a third realm of expression.

Arab Artists Showcased In Unveiled Private Collection

Posted 03.14.2012 | Arts

New and emerging economies have created art market booms across the world, but arguably no area has seen a larger growth than the Middle East. The Ayy...

A Peek Inside The Metropolitan Museum's Islamic Gallery

Posted 01.24.2012 | Arts

Navina Najat Haidar has been working on the Islamic galleries of The Metropolitan Museum for the past eight years, although the official name over the...

Kinda Hibrawi and Her Modern Abstract Arabic Art

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nour Akkad

2011-01-05-art.jpg Hibrawi's ability to translate the rich meanings of Arabic script though her contemporary calligraphy surrounded by bright and vivid paint is exquisite.

Qatar's First Museum of Modern Arab Art (SLIDESHOW)

Damaris Colhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Damaris Colhoun

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art opens today, December 30, 2010. Located in Doha, Qatar, it is the first museum in the region dedicated to modern artists from Arab countries.

Qatar Opens First Museum of Modern Arab Art, a Q&A With Chief Curator

Damaris Colhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Damaris Colhoun

"We want to challenge the idea that our modern art is an after-thought, or that everything we created is a copy. Arab artists engaged, shaped and contributed to modern art. "