Maha Malluh: Hajj, le Pelerinage a la Mecque, Curated by Fahad Abdulkareem, Library of King Abdulaziz, and Omar Saghi, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

23 April 2014 - 10 August 2014

Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam. Hajj must be done on a specific date in the month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar calendar of Islam, but the Umra (minor pilgrimage) can be accomplished throughout the year. Since the introduction of Islam, the Hajj is an occasion for […]

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Nicene Kossentini : Recreational Purpose, Bahrain National Museum, Bahrain

13 April 2014 - 15 August 2014

Nicéne Kossentini participates in the group show Recreational Purpose, a group photography exhibition commissioned by Bahrain National Museum on the occasion of Manama’s Capital of Arab Tourism 2013. Six photographers from across the Arab World were invited to Bahrain for a short-term residency to work. The exhibition offers eleven personal and subjective readings of the […]

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Nicene Kossentini: The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

21 March 2014 - 27 July 2014

The Divine Comedy: Heaven and Hell, Purgatory (revisited by Contemporary African Artists) the MMK will serve as a stage for Dante’s Divine Comedy on 4,500 square meters of exhibition space. In this early 14th century epic, which combines central notions of Christianity and religious concepts of antiquity, the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) explores theological, […]

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Maha Malluh, Rula Halawani: View From Inside, Fotofest 2014 Biennial, Houston

15 March 2014 - 27 April 2014

FotoFest announces the selection of forty-nine leading contemporary Arab artists for its principal exhibitions in the 2014 Biennial, View from inside. These presentations of contemporary photo and media-related art from the Middle East and North Africa will be the largest program of its kind in the United States in more than a decade. The exhibition […]

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Elena Damiani: Livre Imagine, Dans Cinquante ans d’Ici Curated by Niekolaas Lekkerkerk, Les Territoires, Montreal

12 March 2014 - 19 April 2014

The exhibition Dans Cinquante Ans d’Ici posits the book – as object, container and idea – against the backdrop of some recent and ongoing discussions that address the probable demise of the bound volume in conjunction with the emergence of digital reading devices. As the title of this exhibition already implies, a somewhat speculative approach […]

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Elena Damiani: Project 35 Volume II, ICI Independent Curators International Touring Exhibition, Acadia University, Nova Scotia

03 March 2014 - 16 April 2014

In 2010 ICI launched PROJECT 35, a program of single-channel videos selected by thirty-five international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting selection has been presented simultaneously in more than thirty venues around the globe, inspiring discourse in places […]

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Ziad Antar: Au Hasard de la Pellicule, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône

15 February 2014 - 18 May 2014

The photograph is a matter of intent. It is believed that the photographer has control from shooting to printing. But what happens when the original film is obsolete? In 2000, Ziad Antar began using black and white film. He unearthed rolls of film that had expired in 1976 in the legendary Scheherazade studio of photographer […]

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Aninat & Swinburn: Black Caravanne, Usina del Arte Museum, Buenos Aires

01 February 2014 - 30 June 2014

Aninat & Swinburn collective are showing their marble piece titled Painful Times during the international show Black Caravanne at the Usina del Arte Museum in La Boca, Buenos Aires. The artwork is sitting amongst other important and carefully selected pieces by other international established contemporary artists such as Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, Do-Ho Suh, Hiroshi […]

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ArteEast : Nidhal Chemekh (ENG & FR)

14 January 2014

Nidhal Chemekh’s visual art has often been described as unsettling. His artistic exploration unfolds around complex and fragmented shapes whose meaning is often blurred, almost absent. His designs evolve in accidents, without a predetermined logic that binds one form to another.

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