Sama Alshaibi’s Four Series draws on historical sources, contexts, and techniques to articulate the definitions and exploitations of freedom.
Like Orcas and Tangerines
Glimpses of statelessness and belonging.
Investigating Origins and Cultural Heritage at the Metropolitan Museum
As educational institutions, museums should feel an obligation to be forthcoming about provenance issues with items on display.
The Complicated Legacy of Gertrude Bell, the Englishwoman Who Helped Colonize the Middle East
A new film looks at the life of the female explorer, spy, translator, and archaeologist, who’s been largely written out of history.
Yemeni War Leads to Massive Destruction of Cultural Heritage
It’s not just Yemen’s future that’s at risk in the country’s current civil war, but also its past.
Inside the Christian Pockets of the Middle East
In the United States, Canada or Europe, where Christians form the religious majority, it’s strange to consider parts of the world where they are not only uncommon, but also persecuted.
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.
Artist Creates Fake Palestinian Passport Stamp
Khaled Jarrar is stamping the passports of tourists arriving at the West Bank with a voluntary entry stamp for Palestine. This isn’t official practice or policy, though. The Palestinian artist is mounting his own form of political protest through a conceptual work of art, seen in a video by NTD TV.