All posts tagged “iraq

Sadik Kwaish Alfraji

Many Rivers to Cross

Siobhan Forshaw talks to Sadik Kwaish Alfraji about his recent exhibitions in Dubai and London revolving around a little boy in Baghdad

Filed under: Art
Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar

Gimme Some Truth

When he’s not busy living it up in Monaco and the French Riviera, artist Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar fights to change notions about and celebrate the beauty of his beloved Iran

Filed under: Art
Jamal Penjweny

Iraqi Odyssey

‘Straddling a telling of his family’s history and that of Iraq from Ottoman times to the present, Samir’s aptly named film is nothing short of epic

Khyam Allami

Oud Dude

Iraqi-British musician Khyam Allami talks to Joobin Bekhrad about the oud, classical Arabic music, rock and roll, and his new artist-friendly record label, Nawa Recordings

Open Sesame Ola El Khalidi

Open Sesame

Mona Kareem’s reflections on Ola El-Khalidi’s ‘Open Sesame’ exhibition, which told the story of Kuwait’s Palestinian exiles through objects

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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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The Narcicyst

Iraq is the Bomb

‘It is our time as Arabs. Arab will be the new cool’ – Megan Bénéat-Donald in conversation with Iraqi-Canadian musician The Narcicyst