Features - Art & Culture
Culture - Mastering the Art of Arabic Calligraphy
Arabic calligraphy is an artistic practice originally developed as a method to preserve the Qu’ran. Over the centuries the styles and methods have been continued by every generation, not with the intent to alter the form but to continue its legacy.
Culture - Native Nostalgia Museum of African Design
In November 2013, a renovated 2,500-square-foot mining factory opened its doors as the Museum of African Design, the continents first such development, with an eye on showcasing Africa’s most cutting-edge design ideas.
Articles - Art & Culture
Mayor of London hosts inaugural Qatar UK 2013
“London’s relationship with the Arab world goes back to medieval times, and today the cultural links between the capital and this hugely diverse region are stronger than ever.”
art & culture - Iraqi Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
A group exhibition of works by contemporary Iraqi artists is on display from June to November 2013 at the Ca’ Dandolo, Grand Canal, Venice.
insight - Marc Soubeyran
Occupation - Violin maker
When Marc Soubeyran was 16 or 17, he taught himself to play the violin. At around the same time, after a summer spell in a furniture factory, he also became interested in wood and woodworking.
insight - Kongo
Occupation - Urban Artist
Urban artist Cyril Phan, better known by his street name ‘Kongo’, teams up with French luxury fashion house, Hermès, in an unlikely collaboration. Portable street art or fashion statement, it pushes the boundaries of both graffiti and style
museum review - The Museum of Romanticism
Look back longingly at the rich and diverse collection at the Museum of Romanticism in Madrid, a museum-mansion devoted to the art, history, and daily life of the Spanish Romantic movement.
well read - Karachi Literature Festival
The annual two-day Karachi Literature Festival, held on February 11-12, celebrates Pakistani and international authors with numerous events open to all.