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Top 10 Female Artists From The Middle East. The Middle Eastern art scene, historically patriarchal in nature, boasts some of the most influential female artists recognized on the global stage.

Top 10 Female Artists From The Middle East

Contributing to the evolving cultural landscape in the region, these artists work in a diverse range of media and engage with personal, as well as local and universal issues. Here are 10 of the best female artists from the Middle East. Mona Hatoum | Lebanon/Palestine Of Palestinian origins, Mona Hatoum was born in Lebanon and has been based in the United Kingdom since 1975. Hatoum has found inspiration in her experience of displacement by conflict. Shirin Neshat | Iran. Художественный журнал - Другой "без паранджи" Bicycle racks. Title: Bicycle racks Artists: Becky Armstrong, Sylvie Bordeleau, Gail Bourgeois, Jennifer Daigle, Dawn Dale, Kathryn Drysdale, Lesya Granger, Christopher Griffin, Marion Jean Hall, Deidre Hierlihy, Sean Hyatt, Marie Lugli, Roy Lumagbas, José Mansilla-Miranda, Don McVeigh, Christopher Racette, Bozica Radjenovic, Michael Reynolds and Chandler Swain, Mana Rouholamini, Karen Russell, John Sekerka, Zeena Sileem, Joanna Swim, Lisa Thomas, Amy Thompson, Eric WalkerYear: 2009Materials: stainless steelLocation: Bank StreetAddress: between Laurier Avenue and Catherine StreetCity of Ottawa Art Collection: 2009-0023 to 2009-0052 In 2008, the City of Ottawa called on local artists to submit line drawings.

Bicycle racks

Thirty designs were selected out 164 submissions. These designs were cut out of stainless steel panels on bicycle racks. Each design was produced three times, creating 90 bicycle racks along Bank Street between Laurier Avenue and Catherine Street. The beautiful Arab female. AMMAN — When talented and creative Arab women come together to showcase their artwork, the outcome encompasses an abundance of exquisite expression, craftsmanship and ingenuity.

The beautiful Arab female

Seven Arab female artists from seven different countries around the region have come together in an exhibition, titled “7x7 Arab Female Artists”, at the Cairo Amman Bank Gallery. The exhibition discusses the woman, society’s perceptions of her and her roles as dictated by cultural norms. Artists from Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan from different ages, backgrounds and schools of art, each presents her own narrative on the Arab female.

From Jordan, visual arts graduate and winner of various competition prizes in Amman, Aya Abu Ghazaleh, exhibited her signature technique of strokes of oil paint on canvas. Cent Magazine. “The dream… The hope” is the incredible title of artist Rajiha Al-Qudsi’s upcoming exhibition at Great Western Studios this January.

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Al-Qudsi’s work is built upon her personal experience over the past 30 years illustrating the perceptions of women and depicting a sensible dream of humanity in line with superficial qualities. “Women are the essence of my artwork. Throughout time and age they have shown a delicate strength. Women have an imagination that highlights their hopes and dreams for the future. Firyal Al-Adhamy Wall Art & Canvas Prints. أسقنيها. Artodyssey: Suad Al Attar - سعاد العطار. (1942 - ) is a world renowned Iraqi painter whose work is in private and public collections worldwide, including The British Museum and the Gulbenkian Collection.

Artodyssey: Suad Al Attar - سعاد العطار

She has held over twenty solo exhibitions, including one in Baghdad that became the first solo exhibition in the country's history for a woman artist in 1964. Her many awards include the first prize at the International Biennale in Cairo in 1984 and an award of distinction at the Biennale held in Malta in 1995. Suad left Baghdad with her husband and children in 1976, and settled in London.

For her, the perpetual sense of longing for "home" has always been balanced by an awareness of the freedom that comes with distance. This freedom — a condition that gained added significance following the regime's rise to power under Saddam Hussein in the late 1970s—has enabled her to explore her relationship with her homeland and to develop a personal visual language with which to express it.

Shadow Sites: Recent Work by Jananne Al-Ani. Shadow Sites: Recent Work by Jananne Al-Ani August 25, 2012—February 10, 2013.

Shadow Sites: Recent Work by Jananne Al-Ani

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Iraq’s Pioneering Female Artist. RA: Do you feel (if this is possible) that your work would have been different if you’d stayed in Iraq?

Iraq’s Pioneering Female Artist

HM: Undoubtedly. In Iraq, I operated within the cultural circle of one country, whereas upon arrival in Europe I have been able to experience the artworks of internationally recognised artists firsthand. The fact that I live and work in London means that I am not only aware of my broadened cultural surroundings, but also that my art will be considered in an international context and these factors are reflected in my artistic practice. 10 Contemporary Artists from Iraq You Should Know. It is vital to add that without the incredible modern artists of Iraq, there would be no art scene to speak of, least of all write about.

10 Contemporary Artists from Iraq You Should Know

Artists such as Jewad Selim (1919-1961), Mohamed Ghani Hikmat (1929-2011), Kadhim Hayder (1932-1985), Shakir Hassan Al-Said (1925-2004), Faik Hassan (1914-1992) and Ismail Fattah (1934-2004) were once as famous as the Secessionist artists in Europe. There were two main art groups in the 1950s, the Pioneers, of which Faik Hassan was the leader, and the Impressionists Group, co-founded by Hafez al-Droubi (1914-1991). Arab artists depict violence in their paintings. "Brands," a 2014 acrylic on canvas painting by Syrian artist Kais Salman, is currently on display at the Ayyam Gallery in Beirut as part of the "Civilized Society" exhibit.

Arab artists depict violence in their paintings

(photo by Ayyam Gallery) Author: Mona Alami Posted March 1, 2015 A large painting has been sprayed in deep red; others feature figures that look like they were made by children, as well as headless ones. One “sculpture” made with shoes, strings and zippers is striking in both its innocence and gloom. These pieces made by artists from Iraq, Lebanon and Syria have one thing in common: They have all been inspired by the wave of terror destroying their nations and reshaping regional borders. ‘Here and Elsewhere,’ Contemporary Work From the Middle East. Most of our New York museums give us gussied-up versions of what we already know. The New Museum was created almost 35 years ago to do the opposite, to give us art we barely knew existed.

With “Here and Elsewhere,” it thrillingly fulfills that mandate. Hidden behind that noncommittal title is a potentially volatile subject: what the museum advertises as contemporary art “from and about the Arab world.” I winced at the description. Art in Iraq: ‘Baghdad is happening! It’s like New York...’ Hussein Adel is a struggling young artist sharing a tiny bedsit and living on take-out sandwiches.

But the car horns blaring on the busy Baghdad street outside are a reminder that he is living his dream. “Baghdad is where everything is happening – it’s like New York,” he says, surrounded by his paintings and sketches on the bed he and his two roommates take turns sharing. Adel was 15 when his father, who had himself dreamed of studying art, brought him here from the provincial southern city of Nasriyah to enrol in Baghdad’s Academy of Fine Arts. “He stayed with me for two months and then he said: ‘You can take care of yourself better than I can.

If I stay with you, you won’t become a man,’” says Adel. The diminutive young man with a tangle of curly hair has just turned 20 and is in his final year at the academy. He does some of his drawing with an off-brand digital stylus he paid $50 for in the market. Him an education in surviving the streets. His roommates are a writer and a poet. Iraqi Artists Suad al-Attar, Ala Bashir, Faeq Hassan & Abdul Qadir Al Rassam. Iraqi ArtistsThe Art History Archive - Arabic Art This Website is Best Viewed Using Firefox Artists from Iraq. Art in Iraq: New Life Stirring in Arab Cultural Capital. Sitting in his garden, Qasim Sabti rants about the terrorist "sons of bitches," who repeatedly threaten to attack his art gallery in the heart of Baghdad. He also rants about the "little gray men" in the Ministry of Culture, who put the little money left for the arts in Iraq straight into their own pockets.

But mostly, he rants about the "invasion of the uneducated," something Sabti considers to be Iraq's greatest tragedy. "First, the Americans overran us. And the rabble was hot on their heels. Anyone who could walk, has moved from the countryside into Baghdad. One might dismiss Sabti's tirade as elitist nonsense: The majority of Iraq's people have more pressing concerns than the decline of the art world in their midst. Then again, Sabti is not just anyone.

Want to see Art in Baghdad? The Iraqi army makes sure these men are able to gather safely. And without buyers, there are no commissions. Creative%20Arab%20Women%20VP.pdf. She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World. BOSTON, MA (August 19, 2013)—Power and passion will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) in an exhibition of works by 12 women photographers from Iran and the Arab World.

The first of its kind in North America, the exhibition features approximately 100 photographs and two videos, created almost entirely within the last decade, that challenge stereotypes and provide insight into political and social issues. The images—ranging from fine art to photojournalism—refute the conception that Arab and Iranian women are “oppressed and powerless,” instead reinforcing that some of the most significant photographic work in the region today is being done by women. “She Who Tells a Story brings together recent photographs from 12 groundbreaking artists,” said Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the MFA. “Their works tell stories that evoke a range of emotion, challenge our perception, and present the Middle East with a fresh perspective.”

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