1. Venice Biennale: A Note on Turkey and Lebanon

    For the first time Turkey and Lebanon are officially represented at the Venice Biennale. Those of us who cannot afford to go there can visit the sites online. Turkey is represented by a quirky artist Huseyin Alptekin . Alptekin has been doing offbeat interventions in Europe and Turkey for quite awhile. In Albania, for example, […]

  2. Word into Art Artists of the Modern Middle East

    Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East at the British Museum explores the complexity of contemporary Middle Eastern culture from the perspective of the use of calligraphy and text.

  3. Homage to Palestine

    As the news in Gaza gets worse and worse, I am posting some images of contemporary art from Palestine by way of affirming the fact that many people are working hard to keep Palestine culture and history alive.This is from an installation of Palestinian art in an exhibition called Made in PalestineThe work in the […]