Categoria: Middle East

Arab-Israeli Conflict, Artists, Middle East, Performing Arts, Socio Political atlas, Worldwide Art

Syria’s Piano Man Sings The Stories Of The War

On the streets of his bombed-out neighborhood, Ayham Ahmad plays a battered piano and sings the stories of Syria’s war. Four years of conflict have brought his hometown of Yarmouk — a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus — to its knees. Like many Palestinian camps around the region, Yarmouk had evolved into […]

Middle East, Socio Political atlas, Urban and Street Art, Worldwide Art

Female street artists take to Dubai’s walls

Graffiti is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Dubai. When you stroll among the desert city’s skyscrapers or drive along its ever-changing roads, there is little street art to be seen, aside from the occasional hastily scrawled musing. But, if you meander down the alleyways of the beachside suburb […]

Arab-Israeli Conflict, Artists, Drawings and Paintings, Middle East, Worldwide Art

Anatomy of a revolution through art

Syrian artists paint to show the world the gruesome reality behind the war that destroyed most of their homeland. As the war in Syria enters its fifth year, millions of homes have been destroyed and almost half of the population has been displaced. Hundreds of thousands have been killed and injured- the war has resulted […]

Artists, Middle East, Photography, Socio Political atlas, Worldwide Art

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat on art, politics and changing the world – interview

Video and installation artist Shirin Neshat (Iranian,1957) explores the political and social conditions of Iranian and Muslim life in her works, particularly focusing on women and feminist issues. Neshat was born in Qazvin, Iran, and left the country to study art in the United States at 17; she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley […]

Arab-Israeli Conflict, Artists, Middle East, Socio Political atlas, Street Art and Urban Regeneration, Urban and Street Art, Worldwide Art

Banksy unveils a new series of pieces in Gaza, Palestine (by Street Art News)

After teasing us with a single shot on Instagram yesterday, Banksy finally revealed the location of the first piece which is Gaza in Palestine. Inspired by “The Thinker” by Rodin the first piece is entitled “Bomb Damage” and obviously with Banksy, the placement is just on point. On top of that, the elusive British street […]

Arab-Israeli Conflict, Artists, Drawings and Paintings, Middle East, Socio Political atlas, Worldwide Art

Fadi al-Hamwi and his captivanting art from Syria

“We are witnessing something unreal in Syria, the destruction, death toll, sound of rockets, bomb explosions you can’t even define its location or how far it is from my studio or house! This is all new to me, as a person, Syrian and artist… I can’t describe how it feels, I find my salvation in […]

Artists, Middle East, Performing Arts, Socio Political atlas, Worldwide Art

5 Egyptian artists working with innovative practices (by C. A. Xuan Mai Ardia)

Art Radar brings you 5 Egyptian artists working with innovative practices. From sound and performance to multimedia and installation, here are 5 artists from Egypt that are changing perspectives on contemporary art from North Africa. Fathi Hassan Nubian artist Fathi Hassan (b. 1957, Cairo) creates works that question the meaning of language, as well as […]

Arab-Israeli Conflict, Middle East, Socio Political atlas, Urban and Street Art, Worldwide Art

~THE CREATIVE MEMORY OF THE SYRIAN REVOLUTION (Murals)

For many years, mural art was closely associated with the classes that held religious and/or economic power. In the 1920s Mexican muralism emerged, headed by the painters Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Muralism became based on the idea of freeing paintings from the boundaries imposed by museums, and releasing them into […]

Arab-Israeli Conflict, Middle East, Socio Political atlas, Street Art and Urban Regeneration, Urban and Street Art, Worldwide Art

Murad Subay ~ Street Art in Yemen

Born in Yemen, in Thamar province in July 3, 1987. He graduated from Sana’a University in 2012 with a degree in English Literature. He started drawing in 2001. His first artistic campaign “Color the walls of your street” was launched right after 2012’s conflicts in Sana’a. The campaign aimed to erase the war’s remnants in […]

Arab-Israeli Conflict, Drawings and Paintings, Middle East, Socio Political atlas, Worldwide Art

~the Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution (drawings)

Drawing is the production of a two-dimensional image based on a subject of reality or fantasy. A drawing could be projected from a surface, imprinted on it, or carved in it; each of these methods has its own specific tools like knives, pencils, or pieces of charcoal. Colors are used, but shades of gray and black are the most common.