In the Same Space is a moving dialogue between artist Eirini Vourloumis and her grandfather, painter Andreas Vourloumis, and a flickering portrait of the Greek capital.
Kirsten O'Regan is a freelance writer and accidental nomad. Born in England and raised in South Africa and New Zealand, she considers herself almost a New Yorker but is currently residing in London. She holds an MA in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from New York University.
An Artist’s Homage to Family Histories and Feminism in Beirut
Mounira al-Solh resists homogenizing narratives about Arab women in her work’s specificity and its rejection of expected characters or sensationalized accounts.
A Surreal Landscape Transforms the Garbage Scattered in Beirut’s Streets
This is an imaginary landscape crafted by humans, but the urban dweller will recognize it as scarily quotidian.
Photographs of Beirut’s Abandoned Houses, Decades After the Civil War
For seven years, Gregory Buchakjian has surveyed and photographed Beirut’s deserted buildings, memorializing a vanishing urban landscape and the lives that intersected with it.
Glimpses of Aleppo in an Exile’s Vision of an Elegant, Eerie Realm
The mysterious promise of the old gates of Aleppo’s old town and its patchwork of faiths are woven through Kevork Mourad’s pictures of “in-between spaces.”
Miniature Military Drones Decorated in a Pakistani Folk Art Tradition
Mahwish Chishty projects Pakistan’s folk art traditions against the blank flanks of America’s weapons of war, subsumed by the very culture they target.
Constructive and Creative Approaches to Talking About the Weather
The exhibition features 17 artists, whose wide-ranging works put the lie to prevailing notions that the weather is a soporific subject, that environmental issues cannot be made engaging.
The Bloody History of Pakistan in Miniature Landscapes
LONDON — Pakistan is not an old nation state, but its history — and, indeed, its present — is uncommonly steeped in blood.
From Fluxus to Selfies, Photographs that Blur the Performative and the Real
LONDON — Five figures stand cocooned in the radiating steel cables of the Brooklyn Bridge — four of them are naked and covered in painted spots, hanging out beneath a banner that reads “SELF-OBLITERATION.”
The Artist Sculpting Kurdish Identity in an Iranian City
SANANDAJ, Iran —In the far west of Iran, in a small region called “Kordestan” — a chunk of land clinging to the Zagros mountain range and named after the ethnic Kurds who inhabit this and much of the surrounding area — is the city of Sanandaj (formerly Senna), the administrative center of the region.
In Two Istanbul Galleries, Artists Piece Together Memories of Gezi
ISTANBUL — Central Istanbul looks markedly different today than it did around this time two years ago.
Photographing the Destructive Isolation of a US Military Base in Afghanistan
LONDON — The documentary Restrepo (2010) opens with a dramatic shot of a helicopter whirring through the craggy brown peaks, green fields, and deep valleys of Afghanistan.