Glimpses of statelessness and belonging.
A Kuwaiti Artist Photographs Women in the Intimate Sanctuary of Their Bedrooms
With her latest photography book, Maha Alasaker offers an authentic glimpse into the daily lives of Kuwaiti women, untainted by orientalist prejudice.
After 4,300 Books Were Banned in Kuwait, an Artist Installs a Cemetery of Banned Books
Mohammad Sharaf installed 200 headstones for the censored titles in a plot of land beside Kuwait’s Annual Book Fair.
A Kuwaiti Artist Contemplates the Failure of a Museum that Never Opened
Alia Farid, for her first show in Paris, uses the graphic look of conceptual art to fashion an installation that explores a museum’s failure.
Looking for Origins of Arab Modernism in Kuwait
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — The United Arab Emirates may dominate the popular image of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries today, but for most of the 20th century the region’s poster child for oil-fueled prosperity and cosmopolitan aspiration was Kuwait.
Kuwaiti Censors Shut Down Art Show Because of Complaints
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — On the evening of March 5, contemporary Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin opened her anticipated solo exhibition in Kuwait’s Al M. Gallery. A large crowd of people was in attendance, and many pieces were sold immediately after the doors opened at 8 pm. But by 10 pm local police ordered the exhibition closed and started questioning the artist and gallery owner on-site.