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Middle Eastern Artists

Egyptian Artist Wael Shawky Is Pulling the Strings of Crusade and Jihad at MoMA PS1

G. Roger Denson | Posted 07.10.2016 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

In Wael Shawky's trilogy it's historicism, not history, that is being culled, a deliberate seeing in the past the makings of the present or more recent past.

These Saudi Women Are Turning Feminism Into Art

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.23.2015 | Arts

Filwa Nazar, Micro Chat. 2014. A Saudi Arabian woman is like a flightless bird. So wrote the famed Saudi activist Wajeha Al-Huwaider in 201...

Step Inside The Middle East's Hippest Art Neighborhood

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.26.2015 | Arts

An aerial shot of Alserkal Avenue. Grit and galleries go together, at least until the latter cancels out the former. From Shoreditch in Lo...

Stunning Auction Highlights The New Faces Of Middle Eastern Art

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts

Ahead of Sotheby's landmark auction in Doha, Qatar this October, the auction house is exhibiting highlights at its New Bond Street galleries in London...

Saudi Artist Turns U.S. Capitol Dome Into A Mosque

Posted 10.10.2012 | Arts

A leading Saudi Arabian artist has recreated the U.S Capitol dome, down to a miniature version of Thomas Crawford's bronze "Statue of Freedom" sculptu...