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New Waves: How Moroccan Artist Mohamed Melehi Shaped an Aesthetic

Heba Elkayal | 07 Jun 2019

An intimately scaled retrospective of Moroccan artist Mohammed Melehi in London shows how abstract expressionism in the Middle East was culturally inspired.

Arts & Culture Conflict Liberal Arts

A New Museum in Lebanon Raises Questions About Archaeological Looting

Abdul-Salam Subhi Taha | 31 May 2019

Experts acknowledge the “noble intentions” of the privately owned Nabu Museum north of Beirut, but a debate also simmers over items in its collection that came from Iraq.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

For Emirati Artist Farah Al Qasimi, Her Photographs ‘Filter’ Her World

Heba Elkayal | 24 May 2019

Teaching and working in New York, the artist opens viewers to new possibilities of seeing the mundane with curiosity and wonder.

Arts & Culture Internationalization Liberal Arts

Arab Artists at the World’s Premier Art Event: ‘Art in an Era of Lies’

Heba Elkayal | 17 May 2019

The Venice Biennale displays the strengths of Arab artists working today and some of the political pitfalls that can await them.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Liberal Arts Politics Refugees

An Iraqi Artist Explores the Spiritual Echoes of Migration

Heba Elkayal | 10 May 2019

Through animation and painting, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji confronts the human condition of having to leave one’s home and settle elsewhere.

Arts & Culture Gender Liberal Arts

An Adroit Artist Expresses the Breadth of Female Power and Beauty

Heba Elkayal | 19 Apr 2019

A retrospective of works by Mohammad El Rawas melds lifelong themes with big political questions and allusions to the power of female forms.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Profiles

Emirati Artist’s Playful Exhibition Transcends His Local Environment

Heba Elkayal | 12 Apr 2019

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, a key figure in the Emirates’ avant-garde art scene, uses vivid colors in works that blur the line between painting and sculpture.

Arts & Culture Gender Liberal Arts

An Artist Claims Her Place With Sculptural Statements

Heba Elkayal | 22 Mar 2019

The Saudi conceptual artist Filwa Nazer redefines herself in works that explore inner spaces and the “skins” people don to protect them.

Arts & Culture Development Liberal Arts

Events Highlight a Thriving Visual Arts Scene in Saudi Arabia

Heba Elkayal | 14 Mar 2019

Jeddah’s “21, 39” art week and a continuing exhibition shed light on an artistic environment that’s been gaining momentum for over a decade.

Critical Thinking Liberal Arts Refugees Students Technology & Online Learning

A Liberals Arts Approach to the Refugee Education Challenge

Benjamin Plackett | 01 Mar 2019

A Jesuit charity and university team up to offer a diploma that can be a steppingstone to a bachelor’s degree, fueling the hopes of refugees who want to help others in their communities.




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