Youssef Nabil’s hand-coloured homage to Egypt’s Golden Age and the art of the belly dancer. Nabil’s oeuvre is an act of self-preservation, but also an act of preserving a history beyond that of his own: the history of a country and culture
The Musicians Syndicate attempted to shut down two “Satanist parties” held in Cairo on Saturday night, according to syndicate head Hany Shaker, citing a Western conspiracy to corrupt young Egyptians.
Art Dubai is the leading international art fair in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The tenth edition of the fair takes place March 16-19, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Taking place each year in March, Art Dubai 2016 features the largest and most internationally diverse line up to date, hosting 94 galleries from 40 countries.
The Marrakech Biennale is a festival with the mission to build bridges between the cultures through the arts. We inspire outstanding artists from all over the world to create work that responds to the the magical environment of Marrakech.
"I wanted to make a film about the disenfranchised youth, the millennials, who are more voiceless and have less political representation, less economic opportunities," says Sabbagh, who, like many emerging Saudi creatives, cut his teeth making YouTube videos. "It’s also about censorship, the layers of censorship and authority."
This essay revolves around a very personal question for me -- the name of the language I spoke with my grandparents and parents. Baghdadi-Jews like my family spoke the language, first in Iraq, then in Israel, and later in the US. For us, it was simply Arabic, although we also knew of course that it was a dialect, a specific form of an ‘amiyya; in our case, Iraqi, Baghdadi, Jewish Arabic. Within the Jewish-Baghdadi dialect itself, we commonly referred to it as haki mal yihud (the speech of the Jews) in contrast to the neighboring dialect, haki mal aslam (the speech of the Muslims).
Review of Speed Sisters, directed by Amber Fares. Palestine, 2015
This winter's Selections looks at works in the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection acquired from Sharjah Biennials or Sharjah Biennial artists. The works on view include Lara Almarcegui's work shown in SB8, Basma Alsharif's experimental-documentary video and installation, as well as works from SB9 and SB10 by Iman Issa and Slavs and Tatars and a sculptural work by Adrián Villar Rojas.
Debating Modernism II focuses on figurative works of art in the Barjeel Art Collection produced between 1968 and 1987.
Literature and fine art are conjoined in Iran born New York based artist Pouran Jinchi’s current solo exhibition Black & Blue on view at the Leila Heller Gallery from September 17 – October 24, 2015. Calligraphy is crucial to Jinchi’s process of eliminating objects and images in order to focus on meaning conveyed through abstraction.