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Middle Eastern Art

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.

When Brains, Beauty and Arts Collide: The Women of Dubai Represent

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 07.06.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

As a parent I know my intention for my kids. I am passionate, driven and borderline obsessive about their position in society and the use of our family name.

Culture Over Conflict: Middle East Music Ensemble Plays It All

Roxane Assaf | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

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.

The French Do It Better: FIAC Week in Paris

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 12.26.2012 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

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.

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...

Spectral Imprints, Abraaj Capital Art, Art Dubai 2012

James Scarborough | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
James Scarborough

Perhaps the real value of Spectral Imprints lies in reminding us of those moments when contemporary art does acknowledges art of the past.

Blast Off With The Lebanese Rocket Society

Posted 04.05.2012 | Arts

The Third Line Gallery in Dubai is currently exhibiting the latest installments of an ongoing project titled, "Lebanese Rocket Society: Part III, IV,...

WATCH: Heartwarming Story, Iraqi Woman Becomes Artist At 75

Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts

It is hard to make it today as an artist no matter what. As an Iraqi woman growing up amidst war, poverty and oppression, Haji Khanem had many additio...

Ominous Art & Social Change At Middle East Biennial

James Scarborough | Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Now, especially, the point seems so obvious that it's hardly worth stating. Still, in an era of political doublespeak and misread texts secular and di...

Art After Mu-Barack

ARTINFO | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

"The heart of the uprising," "The symbol of a divided nation," "the neo-cons' worst nightmare"... These are just a few of several descriptions from ov...

Middle East's Political Unrest Focus Of Works At Art Dubai

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

DUBAI-- A little boy holds a kite reel; next to him, a girl holds the kite's string as another flings her arms up to the kite in the hope of catching ...

PHOTOS: Simple, Surreal Paintings Based On Middle Eastern Traditions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Nadia Ayari WHAT: This Place WHEN: February 25 - April 16, 2011 WHERE: Monya Rowe Gallery 504 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY...

PHOTOS: 'Afghanistan: Crossroads Of The Ancient World' On View At British Museum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Afghani art and artifacts on view now at the British Museum showcase not only the rich cultural heritage of Afghanistan but, because these antiqui...

MUSEUM NEWS: James S. Snyder's Facelift Of The Israel Museum

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

JERUSALEM -- The director of the Israel Museum was leading a visitor to see a provocative contemporary sculpture of a naked African youth when, steppi...