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.
In an age when cultural boycotts are searing weapons of mass rejection and historic flashpoints can be reignited with the faintest spark, institutions like the Middle East Music Ensemble at the University of Chicago provide safe haven from resentment.
Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach and Frieze London are arguably the most important art fairs in the world but it seems Paris is carving out a place for itself in the contemporary art arena. The city of lights isn't just about dead artists anymore.