Arab World

Typography

Arabic and Islamic Calligraphy Art Prints

Arabic and Islamic Calligraphy Art Prints

Posted October 15th, 2008

Arab World, Typography

Steps and Shadows© Mamoun Sakkal 1996 The text in this piece of artwork reads: La Ilaha Illa Allah (There is no God but One God) on one side, and Muhamadun Rasulu Allah (Muhamad is His Messenger) on the other sides Sakkal.com – Arabic and Islamic… Read More

Architecture

Real Sim City Comes to Life in the Desert

Real Sim City Comes to Life in the Desert

Posted October 14th, 2008

Arab World, Architecture

Gizmodo: “Yesterday’s images of the almost-finished Burj Dubai blew our minds with its scale and grandiosity. Today, reader David Hobcote zooms out his Canon 1Ds Mark III on board a Bell heli to show us the current state of some of Dubai’s new landmarks, including… Read More

Shows

New York art fair holds special Middle East, China shows November 2008

New York art fair holds special Middle East, China shows November 2008

Posted October 14th, 2008

Arab World, China, Shows

Art Radar Asia: “More than 60 international galleries and non-profit organizations will show a wide range of contemporary work by artists from countries including China, Japan, Korea, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. Much of the work, including paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper, video… Read More

Politics

Abu Dhabi to Finance Environmental Films

Abu Dhabi to Finance Environmental Films

Posted October 14th, 2008

Arab World, Film, Politics

NYTimes.com: “The state-owned Abu Dhabi Media Company has announced that it will collaborate with National Geographic on as many as 15 movies that address humanity’s relationship with the earth, Reuters reported. The films are expected to be produced over the next five years with a… Read More

England

Painting of lady with pig provokes “disgust”

Painting of lady with pig provokes “disgust”

Posted October 13th, 2008

Arab World, England

mediawatchwatch.org.uk: “The Telegraph’s Mandrake reports on a golden opportunity for pious posturing seized upon by the Muslim Association of Britain. Upcoming artist Sarah Maple has an exhibition at the Salon Gallery which contains a painting of a woman in a veil carrying a piglet! Naturally,… Read More

Popculture

Muslimah Media Watch

Muslimah Media Watch

Posted October 13th, 2008

Arab World, Media, Politics, Popculture

Very interesting weblog: “Looking at Muslim women in the media and pop culture”

TV

Abu Dhabi vies to become region's new media hub |

Abu Dhabi vies to become region's new media hub |

Posted October 13th, 2008

Arab World, Media, TV

Menassat: “Abu Dhabi on Sunday unveiled ambitious plans for a new media zone, called twofour54, which will serve as a ‘collaborative campus’ where Western media companies and Gulf oil dollars mix with young Arab talent to tap a still underdeveloped market.Abu Dhabi on Sunday unveiled… Read More

Museums

First show of Arab contemporary art in Israeli musem

First show of Arab contemporary art in Israeli musem

Posted October 13th, 2008

Arab World, Israel, Museums

The Art Newspaper: “The L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem, which is supported by a Jewish endowment fund, run by Jewish staff, and located in a Jewish neighbourhood, is showing work by 13 Arab artists—the first group exhibition of local Arab works in… Read More

Museums

Plans for Dubai's Modern Art Museum

Plans for Dubai's Modern Art Museum

Posted October 13th, 2008

Arab World, Architecture, Museums

artforum.com: “UN Studio architect Ben van Berkel flew to Dubai last week to discuss this $437 million Museum of Middle Eastern Modern Art (Momema), reports Vikki Miller on Building Design. The centerpiece of Dubai Properties’ thirteen-billion-dollar Cultural Village project, the scheme will be the region’s… Read More