Art

Incomplete Youth: Depicting life, hope and memory in Syria
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Incomplete Youth presents a deep and unique artistic impression of memories, experiences and impressions of youth and its imperfections and details in Syria.
Noor Riyadh: A mini guide to the world's largest light show
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Noor Riyadh - dubbed the world's biggest light art festival - returns for its third edition. Taking place in public spaces across the Saudi capital, the festival transforms Riyadh into a creative canvas and creates an artistic movement of expression.
Graffiti artists around the world are spray-painting their solidarity for Gaza
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Pro-Palestinian solidarity is being plastered and spray painted around the world. Graffiti artists have taken to the streets to raise awareness and condemn Israel's assault on Gaza. From Ireland to Tunisia, Palestine to Egypt, artists are rising up.
Yemeni photographer Thana Faroq on nurturing migratory flight
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The New Arab sat down with Yemeni documentary photographer and storyteller Thana Faroq to discuss intentional photography, craft, and nurturing intimate narratives of displacement and resilience.
Luke Jerram with Gaia at Dresden Cathedral, Germany, 2023. Photo (c) Oliver Killig.JPG
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Luke Jerram's artwork Gaia attempts to replicate the Overview Effect - the overwhelming feeling felt by astronauts when first looking down at our planet. Exhibited at Doha's Northwestern University, Qatar can now experience this sensation in person.
Blue Mist: Muslim masculinity, journalism, and shisha
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On at London's Royal Court Theatre, Mohamed-Zain Dada's debut play 'Blue Mist' explores the lives of three British Pakistanis navigating a system that isn't built for them. The play is a poignant take on how Islamophobia manifests itself in the UK.
Joumana Mortada, the creative bringing colour to Syrian art
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Joumana Mortada is fast becoming a shining light in the Syrian art scene. Inspired by the enchanting old city of Damascus, and her soulful eye for colour, Joumana's art is both hopeful and vivid, helping to find life and light in every Syrian scene.
Damascene artist Sara Shamma revives women lost in time
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Sara Shamma is a renowned painter whose practice focuses on the expression of death and humanity. Her latest exhibition at London's Dulwich Picture Gallery, 'Bold Spirits', draws on the works of the Old Masters to revive women lost in time and place.
How SWANA artists treat the book as a carrier of experience
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The exhibition 'Artists Making Books' at the British Museum looks at the history of Arab and South Asian artists using the book medium as a source of poetic inspiration.
institute du monde arabe - Hazem Harb's work
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Bringing together 154 premier galleries from 34 countries and territories at the Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris Art Week transformed the capital city into a global showcase of creativity, but not of awareness as any focus on Gaza went amiss.