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Contemporary Middle Eastern Art
The contemporary Arts of the Middle East including North Africa. Issues such as Colonization, Post-Colonization, Orientalism, Westernization, Islamization, Fundamentalism, Zionism, regime changes, human rights, democracy and religious freedom will be explored.
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Taraneh Hemami

Taraneh Hemami engages in diverse strategies including installation, object and media productions, collective and participatory projects to explore themes of displacement, preservation, and representation. Examining the careful crafting of images as propagated for power and political gain, Hemami’s recent handcrafted replications of historical archives serve as commemoratives to events, places and people, while commenting on tools of manipulation and persuasion used across nations and histories. Her sources have varied from an image downloaded from a US governmental site for examination of perception and stereotyping in the Most Wanted series to a collection of banned books and propaganda of the Iranian underground movement that narrate the Iranian revolution in the Theory of Survival project. Hemami’s conceptually driven works shift in material and presentation: shimmering shattered glass prayer rugs, laser cut wool carpet map of the city of Tehran, beaded curtains replicating governmental posters and postage stamps, a library of banned books. Her collective and curatorial projects create connections through experimental projects between artists, writers and scholars, while promoting and provoking dialog as part of their process and presentation, to explore various topics from martyrdom to the reflections of the everyday.

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The Beginning of Thinking Is Geometric reimagines maths through contemporary art - The National

The Beginning of Thinking Is Geometric reimagines maths through contemporary art - The National | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
In the new show up in Sharjah's Maraya Art Centre, Sara Raza takes the dense subjects of mathematics and art and presents them in a digestible format.
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This article shows how one Sara Raza of Iran is reimagining

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"Full Metal Jacket"

"FUll Metal Jacket" An Instalation by Iranian Artist Shahpour Pouyan Edit / Massod Vadiee Music / " Dubrider" by Tehrandelic Sound / Soho Sound People Lawrie…
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Beautiful work! Also check out this link of his show at LawrieShabibi Gallery in Dubai - http://www.lawrieshabibi.com/exhibitions/8/overview/

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10 Years On: Art and Everyday Life in Iraq and Iran | Ibraaz

10 Years On: Art and Everyday Life in Iraq and Iran | Ibraaz | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
Ibraaz Talks is a series of specially curated conversations with artists, curators and writers.
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Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal explores gaming and the strange space in between real and virtual when it comes to war, identity and place.

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Photos of Ramadan 2013

Photos of Ramadan 2013 | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, began earlier this week, with the observation of the Hilal, or new moon
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Collection of images of people during the 2013 celebration of Ramadan that include images from the Middle East and beyond to global documention of Muslims around the world.

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Tribal Mysticism: Fatima Saved My Alter Ego | IMOW Muslima

Tribal Mysticism: Fatima Saved My Alter Ego | IMOW Muslima | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
Muslima. Muslim Women's Art and Voices. Welcome to an online exhibition featuring the art, voices, and stories of Muslim women around the globe. Explore the exhibition, and add your voice today! International Museum of Women.
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New Art on Market Street Poster Series Celebrates 50 Years of Bay Area Activism | Public Art & Civic Art Collection

New Art on Market Street Poster Series Celebrates 50 Years of Bay Area Activism | Public Art & Civic Art Collection | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
New Art on Market Street Poster Series Celebrates 50 Years of Bay Area Activism
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Great art meets great graphic design! Iranian-Canadian artist and curator Sanaz Mazinani's work.

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Az Kolexion E London | Facebook

Az Kolexion E London | Facebook | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
Az Kolexion E London is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Az Kolexion E London and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected.
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Collective out of London that gathers documentation on Middle Eastern artists working abroad or in their homeland. Also check out their Vimeo page - http://vimeo.com/azkolexionlondon

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WRITTEN ON THE BODY/ POLITICS OF POETRY: Iranian Artists & the Power of Script Pt 1 | MIXED BAG MAG

WRITTEN ON THE BODY/ POLITICS OF POETRY: Iranian Artists & the Power of Script Pt 1 | MIXED BAG MAG | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
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Exiled Iranian artist Shirin Neshat as well as other female Iranian artists working outside of Iran dealing with issues of migration, home, identity, and crossing borders in their work

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Maraya Art Centre: The Beginning of Thinking is Geometric | Art Agenda

Maraya Art Centre: The Beginning of Thinking is Geometric | Art Agenda | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
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"Curated by Sara Raza, London-based Associate Curator for Maraya Art Centre; The Beginning of Thinking is Geometric references the activity of (re)thinking the science of geometry as a visual, cultural, textual and performative aesthetics. Highlighting a break away from the pragmatic towards more thinking sciences, this curatorial project explores cutting-edge diverse practices within the works of visual artists and designers, whose practices exist at the cusp of multiple aesthetic, social and cultural concerns."

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Iranian Living Room by Fabrica - the book PayPal tried to ban

Iranian Living Room by Fabrica - the book PayPal tried to ban | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
Fabrica's book Iranian Living Room, featuring photos of domestic life in Tehran, was temporarily blacklisted by PayPal for having "Iranian" in the title.
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MEANWHILE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD: Design in Dubai | MIXED BAG MAG

MEANWHILE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD: Design in Dubai | MIXED BAG MAG | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
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MIXED BAG MAG article on design and art scene in Dubai and Sharjah focusing on Design Days Dubai and Sharjah Biennial, both of which gather international talent that challenges the audience with boundary pushing technique and content.

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Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival - eL Seed

Tradition and Modernism - التقليدية والحداثة 1 wall, 20 spraypaint cans, 602 nails and 268 meters of string later...
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Tunisian-French artist El Seed uses a stylized form of graffiti referred to as "calligraffiti" that combines traditional street art tagging styles with Arabic script. This video documents him working on a commission in Sharjah, UAE.

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Mapping of a Quest | IMOW Muslima

Mapping of a Quest | IMOW Muslima | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
Muslima. Muslim Women's Art and Voices. Welcome to an online exhibition featuring the art, voices, and stories of Muslim women around the globe. Explore the exhibition, and add your voice today! International Museum of Women.
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Iranian-Canadian artist Soheila Esfani's work on trans-migration, home, hybrid spaces, mysticism, spirituality.

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IMOW Muslima | IMOW Muslima

Muslima. Muslim Women's Art and Voices. Welcome to an online exhibition featuring the art, voices, and stories of Muslim women around the globe. Explore the exhibition, and add your voice today! International Museum of Women.
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This is an amazing website dedicated to female Muslim artists. Find some great art here that breaks stereotypes of Muslim women.

 

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PERSONIFICATIONS: An interview with Nava Waxman

PERSONIFICATIONS: An interview with Nava Waxman | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
You might have heard of Nava Waxman, a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist who steps inside the Joseph Cornell wunderkabinett to find another secret passageway.
Born in Beer Sheva, Israel, she has...
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Israeli-Canadian artist Nava Waxman's work explores the sub-conscious stuff of dreams, longing, and memories.

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Made in China/ Ball | Facebook

Made in China/ Ball | Facebook | Contemporary Middle Eastern Art | Scoop.it
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Iranian female artists working outside of Iran. Negar Farajiani curated by Sanaz Mazinani

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Women Without Men - Official Trailer (IndiePix Films)

For more information visit: http://www.indiepixfilms.com/film/4276 or http://womenwithoutmenfilm.com In her feature-film debut, renowned visual artist Shirin...
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