Saudi artist builds Amen Art Foundation for younger generation

Saudi Arabia to get first foundation run for artists, by artist Riyadh-based conceptual artist Abdulnasser Gharem plans to open an arts foundation supporting emerging artists in the Saudi capital. The Amen Art Foundation, which does not yet have an official … Continue reading

Echo: Support for contemporary Iraqi art

Art Radar interviews Rijin Sahakian on the functions of Echo, a non-profit organisation formed in 2011 to support the growth of contemporary visual art in Iraq and its diaspora.

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Christies in Dubai sets record for most pricey Arab artwork

CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EASTERN ART A Christies auction in Dubai set a new record for the price of a contemporary Arab artwork, fetching $662,500 for a double calligraphy piece by Egyptian artist Ahmed Mustafa titled “Remembrance and Gratitude.” Matoob Business reports Mustafa already held … Continue reading