A beacon for Palestine’s culture and identity: The Palestinian Museum


Palestine’s recently inaugurated museum is dedicated to supporting and strengthening Palestinian culture and identity, under the direction of British Museum curator Dr Mahmoud Hawari. Launching its programme of exhibitions is a satellite show in Beirut delineating the political history of Palestinian embroidery.

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Kapwani Kiwanga’s largest show to-date, “Ujamaa” at La Ferme du Buisson – in pictures


La Ferme du Buisson reveals the artistic practice of multimedia artist Kapwani Kiwanga in anthropology, investigating popular and vernacular culture as well as the legacies of anti-colonial struggles.

The output of Kapwani Kiwanga’s social science inspired practice includes installation, sound pieces and video. In this new exhibition she has created three site specific installations which build upon and further earlier research the belief systems and Tanzania’s pre- and post-independence trajectories.

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“ART BRIEF II: Iranian Contemporary North America” at Arena 1 Gallery – in pictures


Exhibition showcasing prominent Iranian diaspora artists touches on life after exile.

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When art meets literature: “It’s a Mad World” by Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin


After four years of exile, Shurooq Amin returns to Kuwait “bigger and stronger and louder”. The artist’s long-awaited homecoming show features 18 paintings and one installation that parody both real life and fiction. A triumphant return In March 2012, three hours after Shurooq … Continue reading

French-Algerian artist Kader Attia’s “Sacrifice and Harmony” at the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt


The Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main opened a solo exhibition of the work of Franco-Algerian artist Kader Attia who investigates the long lasting effects colonialism has had on non-Western culture.

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“But Still Tomorrow Builds into My Face”: exploring history, conflict and identity at Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai


A group exhibition revisits the disappearance and loss of cultural and other types of heritage in the Middle East.

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