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Music from the Silk Road event
Jul21

Music from the Silk Road event

Five artists, including known musical figures on London’s creative scene, perform a lunchtime concert in a capsule presentation of music from the Middle East and its eastward extensions along the Silk Road ancient and modern, writes The Middle East in Europe. ‘Summertime in Distant Lands,’ part of an ongoing and well regarded Music@One series, is a collaboration between SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies),...

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Waiting, and waiting: The Lost Men of Syria at the Saatchi Gallery
Jul12

Waiting, and waiting: The Lost Men of Syria at the Saatchi Gallery

Syria’s grim humanitarian crisis finds yet another sombre expression in The Lost Men of Syria exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, opening 19 July. Photographer Edward Jonkler’s work examines the role of men in refugee camps, and the shifting power dynamics that can often lead to acts of radicalisation and mental illness, with once patriarchal figures becoming “lost’. Fleeing violence and the destruction of their lives...

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ArtGemini Prize 5th cycle calls artists
Jun02

ArtGemini Prize 5th cycle calls artists

The ArtGemini Prize 2017 is upon us and the fifth annual cycle offers opportunities to artists of all ages from across the global spectrum. This year’s edition again offers cash awards and recognition in the categories of painting, photography and sculpture even as the ArtGemini branched out this year with PhotoX, a new prize dedicated to photography. The ArtGemini Prize offers cash prizes of a total of GBP 5,000 in those three...

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PhotoX extends entry time for art photographers
May05

PhotoX extends entry time for art photographers

PhotoX, an art photography prize supported by EAPGROUP, invites aspiring contestants to submit entries as it extends the time available for submissions. “Due to many late submissions, we have now decided to extend the entry deadline until 8 May 2017. Huge thanks to all the worldwide entries already received,” PhotoX said. PhotoX prizes include a combined GBP 2,000 cash prize, shared among four winners, and an artist...

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Tate celebrates Fahrelnissa Zeid, cross-cultural modernist
May04

Tate celebrates Fahrelnissa Zeid, cross-cultural modernist

Come this June (2017), Tate Modern celebrates the life and works of Fahrelnissa Zeid, an artist who can rightly be seen as one of the female pioneers, in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, of both modernism and abstraction in a western sense, responsive to western aesthetics and sensibilities. Abstraction, through reinterpretation of Arabic/Farsi/Osmanli/Urdu calligraphic forms, isn’t new to a region that, in...

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Let there be Light! Nour Festival offers hope in creativity
Oct18

Let there be Light! Nour Festival offers hope in creativity

London’s annual Nour Festival returns to the multicultural metropolis 20 October-6 November 2016, promising to highlight “the best of contemporary arts and culture from the Middle East and North Africa.” Sadly the festival’s overarching mission is challenged and overshadowed by unprecedented turmoil and fragmentation in the region it celebrates and  showcases. As the five-year-old festival’s audiences...

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