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Between Politics and Poetics

The 55th Venice Bienniale saw an increased participation from Arab pavilions, with Gulf States such as Kuwait and Bahrain showing …

The Aftermath on Art

Ever since Islamists entered Egypt’s social and political arena two and a half years ago, they have considered themselves authorized …

Awakening Memories

It is no secret that Israeli society consists of a number of diverse ethnic communities. Culturally, artist Dor Guez—who was …

Iranian Peacemakers

The international community does not really expect to read the words ‘peace’ and ‘Iran’ in one sentence, even though peace …

Yearning for a Lost Beauty

Standing at the crossroads between expressionism, surrealism and cubism, Bahgory considers himself a disciple of Pablo Picasso. The grotesque laughter …

Scratching Beneath the Surface

Lebanese artist Walid Raad rose to international acclaim in the early 2000s with The Atlas Group, established in Lebanon in …

A Life Behind the Lens

On their Facebook page, “Lens of a Young Homsi,” amateur photographers post their pictures of scenery throughout war-torn Homs, with …

Jews of Egypt

There is no census that would give us the exact number of Jewish people living in Egypt today. We do …