“Light from the Middle East” exhibition walk-through – Art Radar London City Meet Up


Art Radar founder Kate Cary Evans is in London and she wants you to join her on a walk-through of West Asian photography exhibition, “Light from the Middle East: New Photography”.

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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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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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Why are regional art shows so tricky to curate? The Japan Times


The decision to bring contemporary Arab art to Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum also brought with it a number of curatorial challenges, among them, how to define the “Arab world”.

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Emerging artists: 4 top posts from 2010 to 2011


In the fourth post of our ongoing ‘Lists’ series, we dig deep into our archives to bring you the best and brightest posts written by us on the topic of ‘Emerging artists’.

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Walid Raad’s Lebanon shows in Sweden for first time – picture post


Lebanese-American Walid Raad’s retrospective spans twenty years of artworks that study Beirut, the Lebanese civil war and the Arab art world.

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Art Observed reports on Mathaf Arab art museum inauguration and preview


Art Observed was on site for the inauguration of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar. As stated by the online art magazine, “Mathaf – Arabic for ‘museum’ – is the first institution of its kind in the region focusing entirely on Arab art and creativity.” Read on for images and information from the magazine.

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