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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 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.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Minorities Research

Qataris Call for Safeguarding a Heritage That’s Slipping Away

Eman Kamel | 15 Nov 2019

Native citizens are a minority in the rapidly changing and modernizing Gulf country. A panel in Doha discussed how to preserve their “intangible cultural heritage.”

Arts & Culture Internationalization Liberal Arts

In New York, More Eyes Turn to Middle Eastern Art

Heba Elkayal | 25 Oct 2019

The art calendar begins a new season with a number of exhibitions that reflect growing interest in Arab artists and Arab-world art themes.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Religion

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.




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