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For Sudanese Artist Mohammad Omar Khalil, Black Is All Color

Heba Elkayal | 30 Mar 2020

An exhibition of Khalil’s prints in London honors his international career. With the gallery closed by the coronavirus pandemic, viewers can see only glimpses of it online.

Arabic Arts & Culture

Umm Kulthum: A Tribute to a Legendary Voice of Egypt

Heba Elkayal | 20 Mar 2020

The life of a singer much loved across the Arab world is told in a Western-style musical in London. Can such an adaption succeed?

Arab Spring Arts & Culture Politics

Protest Art Turns a Concrete Tunnel into a Vibrant Gallery

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 06 Mar 2020

Artists among the protesters in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square use murals, graffiti, street theater and music to emphasize the call for Iraqi unity and an end to foreign intervention in their government.

Arts & Culture Politics

The Artist Jumana Manna Preserves Palestinian Heritage Through Film, Music, and Seeds

Asma' Jawabreh | 03 Mar 2020

A Berlin-based artist with Palestinian heritage incorporates archival material into works that seek to give audiences access to the inner lives of Palestinians before the “catastrophe” of 1948.

Academic Freedom Arts & Culture Gender Politics Religion

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.




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