Artworks & exhibitions in the Middle East

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Chagall’s iconic windows at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem

In early 1962, renowned artist Marc Chagall stood in the synagogue at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Centers in Jerusalem. Above him were twelve stained-glass windows that he had designed himself. It was this where he delivered a touching speech. Chagall had an audience of about three hundred people as he installed the windows, including the

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Aleix Plademunt in Dubailand, the world’s most expensive theme park

After being exposed to numerous renderings and 3d models of Dubailand, a new place near Dubai, photographer Aleix Plademunt decided to visit the place. Dubailand was compiled over a 3-month period that saw Aleix Pledemunt travel across the rich oasis of Dubai, which is a city that has come to be known for its opulent

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North Korea’s Mansudae Art Studio & their overseas projects

Artwork from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has always been a trademark for modern socialist realism. Although North Korea is well known for being the most secretive nation in the world, the largely unknown nation is certainly not shy when it comes to publicizing their statues, monuments, grand festivals, and celebrations. In particular, a

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Joe Namy’s colorful & oversized curtain partially covers museum

For his Sharjah Biennial 13 project, artist and composer Joe Namy’s has researched the influence of opera on music in the Arab world. Starting in Egypt with the founding of the Khedivial Opera House in 1869, he has found traces of the art form in Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait, and more recently, the United Arab Emirates.

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Abbas Kowsari’s surprising photos of veiled female police squad in Iran

In 2003 the first females ever graduated from Iran’s police academy in the capital city Tehran, after undergoing training for three years. Spiritual leader Ayatollah Khamenei himself had to give permission to Tehran’s police chief Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf to create the first all-female police unit. Abbas Kowsari about his project “During Qalibaf’s time as police

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Imran Qureshi’s gruesome-looking installation is much more harmless than you think

Many art critics widely consider Imran Qureshi to be one of the most influential Pakistani contemporary artists. He has refined the regional and traditionally rooted painting style and took it to the modern day. Style His painting features a unique fusion of the genre’s styles and techniques with the current issues and the recognized language

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