Culture



Lebanon as a State of Mind (Act 01)
Posted on 05/12/2010 - 18:26
December 3rd, the Lebanese Pavilion at Venice Biennale was officially launched at the Italian Embassy in Beirut where an installation and performance by Cornelia Krafft was offered to the public. LPVB-act01-Bey03122010.jpg 
“M F Husain 2010 – The World is my Canvas” at Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
Posted on 24/09/2010 - 10:58
The work of India-born, Qatari artist Maqbool Fida Husain is important not just for the art world but for others in social sciences. Sumathi Ramaswamy, a professor at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, further said that it is important to catalogue work on the artist. Maqbool_Fida_Husain.jpg 
Authors Suad Amiry and Randa Abdel-Fattah in Doha for BQFP’s launch
Posted on 26/04/2010 - 14:57
Following the launch events in London earlier this month, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP) celebrates the publication of its launch list in the company’s home base, Doha. BQFP held a series of literary events at the Waqif Art Center and the Dohaland Knowledge Enrichment Center including book readings for adults and children, creative writing workshops, book making for children, books signings and readings by authors. Bloomsbury-Qatar-Foundation-Publishing-(BQFP).jpg 
"Ajami" has been nominated for an Oscar
Posted on 04/02/2010 - 22:53
Ajami, written, directed and edited by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani, has been nominated for the Oscar of "Best Foreign Language Film". dohatribeca.jpg 
The struggle of young Egyptian artists in natural colors
Posted on 22/01/2010 - 02:26
In Natural Colors, Egyptian director Osama Fawzy's latest film, has caused a stir. Among its critics, students and staff from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo where the film is set have protested at "a distortion of their image on the big screen." Reem Shawkat went to see the controversial film. Extracts from the film "With Natural Colors", by the Egyptian director Osama Fawzy's. 
Art galleries expect equal or higher sales from Art Dubai 2010 compared to last year
Posted on 07/01/2010 - 18:50
A recent gallery survey conducted for Art Dubai 2010 indicates that a majority of respondents believe sales will either remain the same or improve compared to 2009. Art Dubai 2010. Khaled Ben Slimane and Behdad Lahooti. 
DIFF 2009 unveiled a glittering lineup of movies
Posted on 04/12/2009 - 00:39
The Dubai International Film Festival plans to stage its sixth edition this year despite the emirate being in financial meltdown and stock markets across the globe plummeting amid exposure to its debt crisis. diff09.jpg 
Patrick Baz: A new perspective on the war in Iraq
Posted on 27/10/2009 - 18:00
AFP Middle East Photo Director Patrick Baz signed his book 'Don't Take My Picture, Iraqis Don't Cry' (Tamyras editions), at the Francophone Book Fair in Beirut; A very personal and fascinating book that covers the war in Iraq from 2003 until 2008. The book constitutes a part of Baz’ diary in Iraq during his days at work or boredom, spent alone and with the American soldiers… Emotions, life, death, and deep humanity over each page. Patrick Baz: book on the war in Iraq 
Meet ‘Naqa’ Tube: Saudi Arabia’s purified You Tube
Posted on 29/08/2009 - 18:23
In its latest bid to protect religious virtue and cultural morals on the Internet, Saudi Arabia has introduced its own “clean” alternative to the leading video-sharing site You Tube. Naqa Tube, billed as “the pure You Tube”, censors all video material deemed harming towards the national authorities and Saudi citizens, including music videos and footage depicting women. KSA Naqatube 
Envy the carbon-free magazine
Posted on 14/08/2009 - 16:42
The first of its kind in the country, en.v magazine is part of an initiative recently launched in Kuwait to encourage social responsibility in the Arab world. Kuwait EV