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Article Image - Show Time
It’s the biggest show the Middle East has ever seen, and it’s spectacular. Franco Dragone’s resident masterpiece defies the laws of gravity – and pretty much every other rule of nature.
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Article Image - After Mosul
Visa pour l'Image returns for a 29th time with all the best photojournalism from around the world. This year, some of the best works at the two-week festival in the South of France offer a timely reminder of the human cost of war in Iraq.
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Article Image - Hidden Depths
Ethereal women dominate Hayv Kahraman’s paintings. With a style that reveals Persian, Japanese and Italian influences, the 33-year-old Iraqi artist creates works that are as beautiful as they are unsettling.
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Article Image - The Writing’s on the Wall
From Tunisia’s congested streets to the abandoned Star Wars film set in the desert, graffiti artist eL Seed, has moved on to make his mark in cities ranging from Doha and Jeddah to Paris and New York.
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Article Image - Bare Beauty
Sensual in their asymmetry, Nathalie Khayat’s pottery is imbued with a savage sophistication. Somewhat stark in its whiteness, vibrant, almost moving, the ceramicist’s works are like frozen moments.
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Article Image - Circuit Wizardry
Working with materials others consider unlovely rubbish, Theo Kamecke crafts exquisite pieces of sculpture that embody duality and which belong simultaneously to the ancient past and the far-flung future.
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Article Image - “A is for Arab”
Talking to Dr. Jack Shaheen about the negative images of Arabs in American popular culture reveals that the stereotypes started at least a century ago. Meet the man who singlehandedly set out to rewrite a peoples’ portrayal.
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Article Image - Art of Nations
With more national pavilions than ever before, as well as several private initiatives, the contemporary Arab world has never been better represented at the Venice Biennale. Here’s what we think you should look out for.
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Article Image - So Shall it be in the End
Sebastião Salgado’s journeys have taken him to the farthest reaches and most remote communities of the planet and the photographs he’s brought back tell tales of humanity in all its wonder. With his latest book ‘Genesis’, the Brazilian photographer presents an intimate portrait of our world.
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Article Image - Symphonies of Strife
Classically trained in Damascus and now based in Atlanta, Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali takes liberally from his country’s storied past to compose symphonies that highlight the plight of his country’s littlest victims.
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your picks
Khaled El Mays infuses Lebanese tradition and know-how into his contemporary furniture pieces.
Diamondogs is a Made in Lebanon label aiming to redefine luxury with uncompromising quality and the kind of exclusivity you won’t find in any mall.
Tucked inside an unlikely shell, the Mondrian Doha is a fantastical hotel that proves you should never judge a book by its cover.
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