Category: Art

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...

A New Body of Work by -Shahpour Pouyan

For their second participation at The Armory Show, Lawrie Shabibi presents a new body of work by Shahpour Pouyan as part of the Focus section, curated by Gabriel Ritter, Curator and Head of Contemporary Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In this presentation Shahpour Pouyan extends his enquiry into...

Light Calligraphy: Heliographies of Memory

‘Heliographies of Memory’ consist in a series of photographs that capture the calligraphic gesture, the very moment where the action of inscription is taking place. In light calligraphy the text is written with light, so the words disappear as soon as they were suggested by the moves of the calligrapher,...

Reflections on Sacred Space

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, the Cultural Affairs Department at the Sharjah Department of Culture has organised the 20th Edition of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival. ‘Reflections on Sacred Space’ opened on December...

Exhibition Breath, Gesture and Light

October Gallery presents a new solo exhibition by master calligrapher, Hassan Massoudy. This is his second solo exhibition at the gallery. Hassan Massoudy is an artist for whom the word itself remains the most sublime creative force. His work features the texts of a diverse range of writers and poets. A...

A Solo Show at Casa Árabe Madrid

The exhibition ‘Chant Avedissian. A Levantine on his Way heading East’ sets out a route via Avedissian’s artistic experiences as if it were an invitation to an inevitable rereading of the history of an undefined and porous geographical area extending from the Maghreb to the plateaus of western China. Sabrina...

The Third Line

The Third Line is participating in the 15th edition of Frieze London with a group presentation of works by Abbas Akhavan, Amir H. Fallah, Hayv Kahraman, Laleh Khorramian and Sara Naim. Investigating the concept of space and environment, be it in a social, physical or mystical sense, each artist uniquely...

Theatre of the Absurd

Green Art Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition that reflects on the relationship between art and architecture, exploring the ways they influence and feed off each other. Infusing symbols that have been traditionally used in architecture, the artists in the exhibition question other formal enquiries and the relationship...

Tulip in Turkish Art

Gardens and the love of flowers formed key elements of Islamic art and imperial culture. The tulip became inseparable from Ottoman gardens and garden design. Tea is British, cafés are French and tulips are Dutch. These Western cultural assumptions are understandable for the many people unaware of the history of...

Space Light Colour

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, continues its 2017 exhibition programme with a solo exhibition of works by Rana Begum. Rana Begum: Space Light Colour is the first museum exhibition of works from one of the most exciting young artists working today. Rana...

Pearls of Ottoman Architecture

The photo exhibition ‘Sarajevo / Istanbul – Pearls of Ottoman Architecture’ is back on tour across the Bosnian cities, currently on view in Mostar. The travelling photo exhibition ‘Sarajevo / Istanbul – Pearls of Ottoman Architecture’ is a part of the project entitled ‘Promotion of the Ottoman Cultural Heritage of...

Photo Exhibition: Story of Stateless Rohingya

The photo exhibition titled ‘Rohingya’ currently open at the Java Gallery in Sarajevo shows photographs by David Verberckt, an independent reportage photographer currently living in Budapest, Hungary. David Verberckt is keeping his photographic work close to people, their destinies, hence his reportages portray peculiarities of an often deprived civil society...

Your Thoughts Change your Brain, Cells, and Genes

We have much more power than ever believed to influence our physical and mental realities. Our mindsets are recognized by our bodies – right down to the genetic level, and the more we improve our mental habits, the more beneficial response we will get from our bodies. Every minute of...

Nicène Kossentini’s ‘Fugitive’

Sabrina Amrani presented Fugitive, a solo presentation by Nicène Kossentini at Art Dubai 2017. ‘Fugitive’ marks a return of the artist to drawing and aquarelle. The pieces we had a chance to see at Art Dubai borrow from Islamic geometry and architectural patterns’ aesthetics. The artist is taking her inspiration...

Inside/Outside

Iraqi born, Dubai based, Shawkat, known for his conceptual calligraphic style works is presenting his most recent works on paper and linen, a continuation of a series that marked his departure from traditional calligraphy and made his introduction to the Middle Eastern contemporary art scene. Wissam Shawkat explains his transition...

Black & White

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, the Cultural Affairs Department at the Sharjah Department of Culture and Information has organised the 19th Edition of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival. As a part of the...

Start 2017 Off on the Right Foot

A start in the form of just one small step can take you further than you might have dreamed. No matter if we’re talking careers, a habit or an actual journey somewhere in the world. And a good start to your morning can set the tone for your whole day and...

19th Sharjah Islamic Art Festival

The 19th Edition of Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival titled ‘Bunyan’ opened at the Sharjah Art Museum on December 14, 2016 in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Salem bin Abdulrahman Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Ruler’s office; alongside His Excellency Abdullah Al Owais, Chairman of Sharjah Department of Culture and...