Students’ art graduation projects seek inspiration in Egypt’s heritage but also reflect the modern world and the isolation caused by Covid-19.
As Basra’s chief librarian, Alia Muhammed Baqer rescued 30,000 books and manuscripts from being lost as British forces occupied the city in 2003.
The organizers say their choice of more than 350 works is meant to generate a dialogue between different generations of artists.
The center’s director reported in an email that the center was being shut down. The university insists its work will continue.
Cairo’s Bayt Al-Suhaymi celebrates the famed Egyptian poet and cartoonist Salah Jahin with an exhibition of 40 previously unpublished works.
Changes forced on the London-based center by Covid-19 were a challenge, but reaching a wider audience online represents a net gain, its chairman says.
Exhibitions at Saudi Arabia’s Misk Art Institute mark the launching of a bilingual book series that seeks to make contemporary Arab artists more widely known.
The Bila Hudood festival invited people to join online discussions of contemporary Arabic literature in genres such as food writing, memoir and poetry.
The key to the market’s success is selling via social media, a method that is new to book vendors and buyers alike in Egypt.
The festival has a lively but Covid-19-wary schedule in London and is opening up to a wider audience online.