Arab World

Qatar

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Doha Sale – Highest result in the region

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Doha Sale – Highest result in the region

Posted April 27th, 2013

Arab World, Auctions, Contemporary Art, News, Qatar

Last night, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Doha auction achieved the strong total of $15,199,750, solidly between the pre-sale expectations of $11.1/16.1 million, establishing the highest price for an auction of Contemporary Art in the Middle East region. The sale was 89.1% sold by lot. Records were… Read More

Women

Cross-border – Contemporary Female Artists from the Arabian Mediterranean Region

Cross-border – Contemporary Female Artists from the Arabian Mediterranean Region

Posted April 24th, 2013

Arab World, Contemporary Art, Women

Over the course of the “Arab Spring” the region to the south of the Mediterranean is undergoing a state of transformation, the events of which are followed in Europe with great interest, but also with hope and skepticism. With respect to content, the focus of… Read More

News

Louvre Abu Dhabi shows more than 130 artworks from permanent collection

Louvre Abu Dhabi shows more than 130 artworks from permanent collection

Posted April 17th, 2013

Arab World, Museums, News

(AFP) The Louvre Abu Dhabi gallery on Tuesday unveiled more than 130 artworks from the museum’s first permanent collection, ranging from paintings by Picasso and Mondrian to Islamic miniatures. “In this exhibition, we have the chance to demonstrate the universal aspect by putting in parallel… Read More

Yemen

Raufa Hassan Gallery strikes a chord in Yemen

Raufa Hassan Gallery strikes a chord in Yemen

Posted April 9th, 2013

Arab World, Galleries, Yemen

A vibrant art gallery and an activist rock band in Yemen have been creating a stir in this conservative Arab country. Al Jazeera reports from Sanaa, Yemen: “Yemeni entrepreneur Taysir al-Sharki reaches into her self-designed purse embellished in sitara fabric – a pattern usually reserved… Read More

Videos

SothebysTV on Arts of the Islamic World

SothebysTV on Arts of the Islamic World

Posted April 8th, 2013

Arab World, Auctions, Middle East, Talks, Videos

Sotheby’s continues it’s fine series of art videos on Youtube. This time Benedict Carter, Head of Auction Sales in the Middle East, discusses the wide range of works featured in the Arts of the Islamic World sale. And Join Claude Piening, Head of Orientalist Paintings,… Read More

Videos

Global Street Art – Palestine, Egypt and Libya

Global Street Art – Palestine, Egypt and Libya

Posted April 6th, 2013

Arab World, Egypt, Graffiti, Libya, Palestine, Street Art, Videos

Journalist and blogger Soraya Morayef, who has covered the Egyptian revolution’s graffiti, produced new video reports about the street art of the Arab world, as part of a series for MOCAtv, the YouTube channel of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Read Soraya Morayef’s… Read More

Videos

The Thomas Crown List from Art Dubai 2013

The Thomas Crown List from Art Dubai 2013

Posted March 21st, 2013

Arab World, Art Fairs, Contemporary Art, People, Talks, Videos

Just like last year, Canvas magazine has asked some people at Art Dubai to put together a “Thomas Crown list” of pieces they would like to steal. Can one of these art celebritites compete with the famous millionaire businessman and sportsman Thomas Crown who once… Read More

Art Fairs

Art Dubai 2013 – The most globalised of art fairs

Art Dubai 2013 – The most globalised of art fairs

Posted March 19th, 2013

Arab World, Art Fairs

Art Dubai, one of the most anticipated events in the global arts calendar, opened to a diverse crowd of artists, curators, collectors, and over 75 visiting international museum groups. Speakers included Antonia Carver, Fair Director, Art Dubai; Murtaza Vali, Guest Curator of the 2013 Abraaj… Read More

Videos

Broken Records: The Rise of Arab Hip Hop

Broken Records: The Rise of Arab Hip Hop

Posted March 18th, 2013

Arab World, Documentaries, Music, Videos

Broken Records is a documentary on the rise of Arab Hip-Hop, directed and produced by NU-Q juniors – Rana Khaled, Shannon Farhoud and Ashlene Ramadan. The documentary is about Arab Artists and their cultivation of western art into modern Arab culture. It’s about hip-hop and… Read More