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May 13, 2011
At Istanbul's Salt Research centres, the mission is to explore points where disciplines cross one another and generate new concepts. Read Article Turkey blends a pinch of old world and contemporary art into Salt
Apr 05, 2011
Arabic may be a language particularly suited to cursing, but women still need to watch their step. Read Article My Life: Curses! Why women must still avoid them
Mar 04, 2011
Bathed in playful nostalgia, the Beiruti artist's multimedia installations explore imagined narratives and the unsolved murder of his father.
Read Article Raed Yassin: Memories are fiction
Feb 18, 2011
My Kind of Place: The Lebanese capital is full of verve and remains a regional must-see. Read Article Rapidly changing Beirut's spirit is resilient
Feb 11, 2011
Through installations and conceptual paintings, the young Lebanese artist Mounira al Solh has made a career out of not fitting in. Read Article In character and out of place
Jan 28, 2011
Few details are known about the life of Chris Marker, a notorious recluse who rarely gives interviews. Yet he has emerged as an enormously influential figure for Middle Eastern artists. Read Article Chris Marker and the path less travelled
Jan 07, 2011
In a daring new trilogy of works, the Beirut-born artist connects the themes of colonialism, historical accuracy and religious exegesis.
Read Article Mohamad-Said Baalbaki: flights of fantasy
Dec 31, 2010
While biennials and international shows exhibited signs of institutional fatigue in 2010, the region enjoyed a boom in smaller, boutique art initiatives.
Read Article A new artistic ecosystem for the Middle East
Dec 10, 2010
While Lebanon confounds historians, Beirut is revealed as both den of inequity and laboratory for political thought in Samir Kassir’s fascinating book about the capital. Read Article Hidden identities: writing Lebanon's history
Dec 03, 2010
With artistic archives under increasing threat, the Speak Memory symposium sets out a new blueprint for collaboration that could help to safeguard the future of the past. Read Article Saving artistic archives for the future
Gregor Stuart Hunter
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