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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

Video Art

Libyans discover video art after 40 years cultural vacuum

Libyans discover video art after 40 years cultural vacuum

Posted November 12th, 2012

Libya, Shows, Video Art

Libya’s first video art exhibit proved a hit in Tripoli, drawing scores of spectators in a country emerging from 42 culturally barren years under the regime of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi. People from all over the capital flocked to the seaside Old City this month… Read More

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Stolen Libyan antiquities offered to Christie’s for Dubai auction

Stolen Libyan antiquities offered to Christie’s for Dubai auction

Posted October 23rd, 2012

Art Theft, Auctions, Libya

Christie’s thwarted a plot to sell Libyan antiquities at a Dubai auction. The Christie’s auctioneers have alerted the authorities after receiving antiquities stolen in Libya during the Arab Spring uprising. The auction house said several items were submitted to them for inclusion in sales but… Read More

Libya

Libya – The Art of Destruction

Libya – The Art of Destruction

Posted November 24th, 2011

Libya

“In a country where creativity was stifled to ensure the pre-eminence of one man, art can be the best revenge”, writes SARAH A. TOPOL. “Inside the gutted shell of a building that once housed a Qaddafi-regime intelligence unit, the paint of a new mural of… Read More

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Interpol confirms the “Treasure of Benghazi” was looted

Interpol confirms the “Treasure of Benghazi” was looted

Posted November 1st, 2011

Art Theft, Libya

The largely forgotten cache of thousands of antiquities was taken by thieves months after the city was seized by rebel forces Martin Bailey reports for The Art Newspaper: “Interpol has alerted police forces to the theft of the so-called “Benghazi Trea­s­ure”, which was stolen from… Read More

Photography

AP Photographer John Moore on ‘Epic’ Libya Battles & Arab World Revolutions

AP Photographer John Moore on ‘Epic’ Libya Battles & Arab World Revolutions

Posted September 7th, 2011

Arab World, Libya, Media, Photography

“Photographer John Moore is no stranger to combat. As a member of an Associated Press team in 2005, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for coverage of the war in Iraq and he’s done extended stints in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, South Africa,… Read More

Libya

Kinetic Military Action Against Libya’s Archeological Sites?

Kinetic Military Action Against Libya’s Archeological Sites?

Posted June 20th, 2011

Architecture, Art History, Libya

The site is considered to be the most well-preserved ancient Roman city in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Doug McKinlay/Getty Images “Reports circulated on June 15, 2011 that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would not rule out bombing ancient Roman ruins in Libya if it knew… Read More

Videos

“Diary” by Tim Hetherington (RIP)

“Diary” by Tim Hetherington (RIP)

Posted April 21st, 2011

Documentaries, Libya, Videos

a Short Personal Film by Tim Hetherington, the Restrepo director who was killed yesterday in a mortar attack in Libya. Tim Hetherington: ‘Diary’ is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to… Read More

Menasa

The Art and Architecture of Saif Gaddafi

The Art and Architecture of Saif Gaddafi

Posted March 7th, 2011

Libya, Menasa

Photo: Saif at his Madrid show in 2001. Taken from The Art Newspaper Mediabistro: “While the vicious fighting continues unabated in Libya, The Art Newspaper recalled having reported on a story related to one of the key figures in the battle for the country,Saif Gaddafi,… Read More