Crowdfunding website Aflamnah links community with Arab artists – resource alert


Community supported funding comes to the Middle East as Aflamnah, the “first crowdfunding initiative dedicated to the Arab world”, embraces the arts.

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Impending Arabic Art Glossary seeks to close language gap – resource alert


Art Dubai and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art have commissioned the first ever Arabic Art Glossary to be developed over the next year, a project led by Palestinian curator Lara Khaldi.

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Top Middle Eastern art commentator breaks down Western clichés – The National


Journalist and art commentator Anthony Haden-Guest recently sat down with The National to reveal some of his insights into what makes the region’s cultural scene so unique.

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Art Dubai: strong sales shine through fog of political tension


The sixth edition of Art Dubai recently wrapped up, running from 21 to 24 March 2012. The fair reportedly logged high sales, despite political tension in the region fuelled by the Arab Spring.

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Qatar Cézanne purchase points to building of art “museum empire”?


The royal family of Qatar recently purchased Cézanne’s The Card Players for more than USD250 million, the most expensive art acquisition in history.

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Middle Eastern art scene develops: 4 top posts


Another addition to Art Radar‘s ‘Lists’ series, this time we bring you four top posts dealing with the developing Middle Eastern art market and its enigmatic artists.

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Collect Arab art? Journalist Mustafa Akyol demystifies Islam – TED video


In a March 2011 TED talk, Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol takes us through the ideals of Islam in the past and today, breaking down some of the common criticisms of the faith.

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Political art at Sharjah Biennial in revolutionary times – ARTINFO.com


In a recent ARTINFO article, writer Daniel Kunitz explores the political dimensions of the Sharjah Biennial, an event that came to pass at such a conspicuous time.

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