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Middle East Art

"Ornate Activate," the Crossroad of Art and Identity

Omid Memarian | Posted 08.05.2015 | Arts
Omid Memarian

Chilling and exhilarating, "Ornate Activate" -- the exhibition by the South Asian Women's Creative Collective, at Manhattan's Shirin Gallery -- featured 21 art works by female artists from Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.

Female Photographers Tell Unique Story Of Modern Middle East

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 01.24.2014 | Religion

Omar Sacirbey | Religion News Service BOSTON (RNS) An Iraqi woman dons a black hijab but bares her thighs. A Lebanese woman wearing a sheer blouse ...

50 Artists Changing The Middle East

Posted 08.09.2012 | Home

Even as world headlines from the Middle East focus on upheaval and violence, the region's culture continues to thrive. Here's a look at some groups an...

Israeli Museum Showing Muslim Artists

AP | By AMY TEIBEL | Posted 10.02.2011 | Arts

JERUSALEM -- A museum on the road separating Jewish west Jerusalem from the Arab neighborhoods in the city's east is attracting a daring group of arti...

ART AGAINST THE ODDS: Modern Masterpieces At Tehran Museum Of Contemporary Art | Robin Pomeroy and Ramin Mostafavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

TEHRAN (REUTERS).- Artists like Monet, Picasso and Warhol were considered revolutionary in their day, but their works were not much appreciated by the...