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Kuwait Shuts Down an Art Exhibit. Is the ‘Most Open’ Gulf Society Closing?

Aisha Elgayar | 25 Feb 2020

Artists believe the shuttering of Shurooq Amin’s show by Kuwaiti authorities is the latest indicator of the country’s decline in freedom of expression.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Liberal Arts

The Value of Creativity in the Mediterranean Cauldron

Michele Trimarchi | 24 Feb 2020

An Italian professor suggests that those living in the Mediterranean region take their natural tendency toward creativity as a philosophy and way of life and invest in it even more.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Politics

A New York Exhibition Unravels the Complexities of Contemporary Algerian Art

Heba Elkayal | 21 Feb 2020

Waiting for Omar Gatlato, the first major survey of contemporary Algerian art in the United States, asserts the need to consider the cultural specificity of art from postcolonial nations.

Arts & Culture Gender

Land Art in the Desert: A Dramatic Exhibition Challenges Artistic Ideas

Heba Elkayal | 18 Feb 2020

An exhibition at Al Ula, in Saudi Arabia, put Arab and international artists in dialogue with one another, the local community and the land. It didn’t happen without controversy, however.

Architecture Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

New Cairo Museum Honors Naguib Mahfouz but Doesn’t Inspire

Ursula Lindsey | 14 Feb 2020

Egypt celebrates its most famous modern writer in the long-delayed museum, which finally opened last year. Visitors may wish, though, that it had taken a more engaging approach.

Arts & Culture Conflict Technology & Online Learning Terrorism

Devastated Middle Eastern Heritage Sites Are Recreated Digitally

Burton Bollag | 12 Feb 2020

At a virtual exhibition, museum-goers can experience four of the most famous historical sites in the Middle East.

Arts & Culture Gender Liberal Arts

A ‘Horizon of Infinity’: The Promise of Arab Abstract Art

Heba Elkayal | 07 Feb 2020

An exhibition in New York makes the case that Arab artists developed abstraction in parallel with Western achievements rather than as a derivative example of the genre.

Architecture Arts & Culture Internet Liberal Arts

Scholars Consider What Popular Culture Means in Egypt Today

Ursula Lindsey | 27 Jan 2020

A symposium focused on the challenges of producing, sharing and conserving popular culture in an age of heightened official oversight and lingering nostalgia for the past.

Arabic Arts & Culture Publishing

A Podcast Takes Listeners on Tours of Arabic Music

Caroline Bolster | 17 Jan 2020

Dom Tak, a pioneering podcast about Arabic popular music and history, is embarking on its second season.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Development

Kuwaiti Group Seeks to Nurture Creativity by Changing Mind-Sets

Aisha Elgayar | 08 Jan 2020

Nuqat, an independent foundation, encourages creative thinking to solve problems in the Arab world through education and youth skills development.




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