Reorient /rēˈôrēˌent/ (v)
1. Change the focus or direction of
2. Find one’s position again in relation to one’s surroundings
REORIENT is a publication celebrating the contemporary arts and culture of the Middle East and the surrounding region. As the name suggests, we’re here to provide a fresh and modern perspective on topics related to the arts and culture of the Middle East, and positively change the way people – including Middle Easterners themselves – view this vast, diverse, and culturally-rich region.
Over the years, we’ve also been mentioned and acknowledged by prestigious institutions and publications such as Christie’s, Art Dubai, Canvas, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia, Cornucopia, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, The Guardian, Newsweek, The Globe and Mail, and the Huffington Post, to name a few, and have had our articles republished in various languages by arts magazines and websites in all corners of the globe.
Founded in 2012 by award-winning writer and critic Joobin Bekhrad, REORIENT is a non-religious, non-political, non-partisan, and non-ideological entity made possible by the efforts of contributors around the world.
Founder & Editor
Abu Dhabi Art
Aga Khan Museum
Arab British Centre
Arte Laguna Prize
Beirut Art Fair
Donkey Art Prize
India Art Fair
Fondation Behnam Bakhtiar
Magic of Persia
Nour Festival of Arts
World Art Dubai
An interview with Joobin Bekhrad in the April/May 2016 issue of l’Officiel Hommes (Levant)
Pull & Bear’s interview with Joobin Bekhrad (January 2016)
Leading Figures in the Art World Support Palestinian Artist Sentenced to Death for Apostasy (Newsweek, December 2015)
Majestic Disorder‘s feature on Joobin Bekhrad (November 2015)
Magic of Persia’s Current Express interview with Joobin Bekhrad (July 2015)
Joobin Bekhrad’s Persian Fire mixtape for Art Dubai (August 2013)