All posts tagged “art

Larissa Sansour

The Aesthetics of Exile

A look at the use of the Nakba and the resistance as subjects in contemporary Palestinian art, as well as thoughts on the aesthetics of Palestinian ‘liberation art’

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Forough Farrokhzad

Call to Arms

A conversation with Mona Shomali and Haleh Jamali, two artists exploring female Iranian identity in a collaborative exhibition at the Asian Arts Initiative

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Witness from Baghdad

Witness from Baghdad

‘In this life I was stripped of my humanity, but I have retrieved what is more sublime, more noble, through my dreams’ – Halim Al Karim

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Rania Matar

Ordinary Lives

‘… This is what the people of Lebanon do. They keep going, rebuilding and restarting, no matter what keeps coming’

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Babak Kazemi

Pop Goes the East

Iranian-American artist Eric Parnes on his artistic journey, the 15th Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival, and the influence of Western pop culture in the Middle East

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Fayez Barakat

Beyond Consciousness

‘I leave Fayez Barakat’s gallery on Brook Street with a feeling I can’t quite fathom … Then again, my head is reeling with the choicest of wines’

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Bassem Yousri

Shifting Sands

‘The difference now is that I feel whatever I do actually matters … Cairo is very vibrant now. It’s an amazing place to be an artist’

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Mohammed Rawas

All Dolled Up

Rima Chahrour of Lebanese artist collective The Freaks looks at the use of dolls in the works of Zena El Khalil and Mohammad Rawas

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