Michael Rakowitz review – horribly entertaining tour of ruined utopias

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Adrian Searle. Whitechapel Gallery, London: The Beatles play a presidential funeral while Nimrud’s Palace is rebuilt with sardine cans in this angry, thought-provoking journey though time. Michael Rakowitz’s…

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Obituary: Abbas, Iranian photographer of revolutions, war and religion

Friday, April 27, 2018

Diane Smyth. Posted by British Journal of Photography April 26, 2018. The Iranian photographer died on 25 April in Paris, after a 60-year career that included a 27-year…

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Egyptian Surrealist art at the Tate Liverpool, UK

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Marina Warner. Posted on London Review of Books Vol 40, no 5, March 8, 2018. Art et Liberté was a movement that came into being in 1938 in…

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Art Versus Cultural Diplomacy

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Maymanah Farhat. Posted on Jadaliyya on December 21, 2017. Between Two Rounds of Fire, the Exile of the Sea: Arab Modern and Contemporary Works from the Barjeel Art…

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Anuar Brahem: Blue Maqams

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Adam Shatz. Posted on London Review of Books blog on December 5, 2017. Anouar Brahem first heard jazz when he was studying the oud at the National Conservatory…

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Iran’s blooming art scene: a bubble of hope

Friday, October 6, 2017

Published on Al-Monitor on October 1, 2017 A gallery opening in northern Tehran, and a typical scene: silk scarves barely clinging to the backs of women’s heads, young…

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Sketching war: the writer who depicts Middle East conflict – in watercolour

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Kilian Fox Posted on The Guardian/Observer on September 10, 2017 Guardian journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad’s drawings have helped him cope with reporting from the frontline. Now they will illustrate…

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How the Syrian Revolt Became Armed

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Robin Yassib-Kassab/Leila al-Shami The Daily Beast The Bashar al-Assad regime has burned Syria with artillery, Scud missiles, barrel bombs and sarin gas. According to the United Nations Human…

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