Category: Art

Art Collection The Ottoman Room

Islamic art has always integrated various forms of crafts. For example, the furniture inside mosques, tekkes, palaces, and houses was made in metal, porcelain, wood, and decorated by carpet weaving, calligraphy, etc. The main focus in mosques was to decorate mihrabs, mimbers, mahvils, and walls, in connection to carpets or...

6th LCD Awards The Winners

The 18 winners, hailing from 13 different countries, ranging from local grass-roots organizations to renowned national institutions. Now in its sixth edition, the LCD Awards highlight the world’s best established and emerging cultural destinations, recognizing their exceptional contribution to cultural life. On behalf of LCD Berlin, Florian Wupperfeld, Founder of...

Ottoman Mihrab in Istanbul

Ottoman Mihrab in Istanbul

Mihrab is next to minbar and mahfil the best known element of any mosque interior. All three elements have a functional and aesthetic role. Mihrab is a semi circular niche set into the middle of ‘qibla wall’ in order to indicate the direction of Mecca. This element did not exist...

A Solo Representation of eL Seed

A Solo Representation of eL Seed

eL Seed is a French-Tunisian artist who specializes in calligraphy. Typically, Arabic calligraphy is associated with Islamic Art and Qu’ranic texts. He fuses the beauty of Arabic calligraphy with the roughness of graffiti. Keeping away from traditional Arabic calligraphy rules, the artist created his style to spread universal messages throughout...

Arabic Calligraphy Inspired by Music

Arabic Calligraphy Inspired by Music

The exhibition ‘Music of Letters’ features more than 30 paintings in which Panahi, being trained in calligraphy as well as music, was inspired by different musical pieces. Paintings by prominent French-Iranian artist Bahman Panahi in which the two art forms of music and calligraphy complement each other is on display...

1000 Years of Art Across the Islamic and Indian World

1000 Years of Art Across the Islamic and Indian World

Benedict Carter, Sotheby’s Islamic Art specialist and Head of Sale, said: “Spanning several continents and centuries – with the earliest pieces stretching back to the seventh century – the selection showcases masterpieces of calligraphy, painting, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and furniture. Viewed together, it is an undeniable testament to the sophisticated,...

A Great Collections of Orientalist Paintings

A Great Collections of Orientalist Paintings

Precious records of the history of the Islamic world, Orientalist paintings provide a unique window into a realm that has forever changed, capturing in technicolour detail every aspect of life in the region. This autumn, visitors to Sotheby’s London galleries will experience every facet of daily life in the Arab,...

Solo Exhibition: Wild Flowers

Solo Exhibition: Wild Flowers

Pi Artworks Istanbul is pleased to host artist Nejat Sati’s solo exhibition Wild Flowers, a special show interpreting the links between art and nature. It presents an exploration of wildflowers concerning their colors. The exhibition for the first time presents this series of abstract paintings in one place and invites...

The Third Line at Art Basel 2019

The Third Line at Art Basel 2019

The Third Line participates in Art Basel with a solo presentation featuring new works by Farah Al Qasimi Farah’s latest body of work looks at domestic traditions of hospitality and interior decor witnessed across public and private spaces in the Gulf states. A ubiquitous mark of Britain’s presence in the...

A Decade-Long Explorations

A Decade-Long Explorations

The realization of the circle’s significance, in terms of motif and backstory, together with her arrival at something of a personal milestone, convinced the British-Pakistani artist Shahida Ahmed that it should be the central theme of her first show at the Mussawir Gallery in Lahore. The exhibition titled Full Circle...

Manifesting the Unseen

Manifesting the Unseen

Bringing together an international group of emerging Muslim women artists ‘Manifesting the Unseen’ invites the viewer to see the unseen, challenging their perceptions of Islam and Muslim women. The exhibition which is based at Broadway Market in Hackney showcases the talents of 11 Muslim women artists whose works include Islamic...

Poetry and Light in the work of Dana Awartani

Poetry and Light in the work of Dana Awartani

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, the Cultural Affairs Department at the Sharjah Department of Culture has organized the 21st edition of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival (SIAF). The exhibition ‘The Silence Between Us’ is the second collaboration between the...

Islamic Arts Festival Look Up, Look Out

Islamic Arts Festival Look Up, Look Out

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, the Cultural Affairs Department at the Sharjah Department of Culture has organized the 21st edition of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival (SIAF). The installation ‘Look Up, Look Out’, created by London-based design collective Toy...

Iranian Calligraphy: The Next Generation

Iranian Calligraphy: The Next Generation

Iranian art has entered a particularly significant period of transformation, driven by a thriving artistic community both inside and outside of Iran. Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, in August 2012, presented six emerging contemporary artists (Aghighi Bakhshayeshi, Mohamad Bozorgi, Habib Faraj Abadi, Hadieh Shafie, Abolfazi Shai and Behrouz Zindashtiof) of Iranian origin...

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Exhibition Beyond the Shape

Two artists, Meliha Tepari? from Bosnia and Ana Crespo from Spain, collaborated on an exhibition that is on view at the National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The exhibition was opened by His Excellency José María Valdemoro Giménez, The Ambassador of Spain and Dr. Rosana Ratkov?i?, the curator of the...

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Exhibition: A Place In My Mind

Inspired by the layout of Islamic gardens, natural Arabic medicines and healing recipes, ‘A Place in my Mind’ engages with the long tradition of creating natural remedies from Arabic plants, spices and flowers. The exhibition, that opens on September 7 at REM Art Space in Istanbul, aims to create a...

Exhibition: The Shape of a City

The British artist Nathaniel Rackowe has a solo exhibition at the Letitia Gallery, which takes the city of Beirut as a point of departure in order to investigate the ever-changing nature of cites, and their continual destruction and renewal The Shape of a City uses industrial materials such as corrugated roofing,...

Photography: Genocide at The Heart of Europe

There is a sad day in Bosnia and Herzegovina when the people remember the victims of genocide committed by Serbians on innocent Muslims in Srebrenica. Each year new remains, taken from the mass grave locations are being identified and buried in the Memorial Center Poto?ari in Srebrenica. We are presenting...

Exhibition: Carry Me Home

‘Carry me home’ reflects upon the relationship between self and Other as well as the socio-political tensions present in nationalism’s relationship to violence. The exhibition, curated by Justine Ludwig, Deputy Director / Chief Curator, brings together works that express the range of Rahbar’s practice from cast sculpture to constructions of...

Beyond the Letter: Modern Arabic Calligraphy

‘Beyond the Letter’ highlights 27 outstanding works of art from the collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. The exhibition opened at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization on March 28 and will run until June 23, 2018. The exhibition ‘Beyond the Letter’ is collaboration between Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia...