Topic: Islamic Art

Islamic masterpiece from the Aga Khan Museum (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Aga Khan Trust for Culture)

Islamic art

Iconoclasm: the counter-narrative

The National Museum in Beirut, Lebanon (photo: Juliane Metzker)

The National Museum in Beirut

Fighting to save the region's cultural heritage

"Choir of Chaos", an installation by Eko Nugroho at "Artjog" 2015 (photo: Christina Schott)

"Artjog" art exhibition in Indonesia

Putting art before cinema

The exterior of the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization (photo:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization


Vatican treasures in the Gulf

Max von Oppenheim in his tent in Djebelet el-Beda, Syria, 1929 (photo: Max Freiherr von Oppenheim-Stiftung)

The German archaeologist and explorer Max von Oppenheim


Enchanted by the Myth of the Orient

Portrait of the Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey with his daughter Nazli (photo: Cretanforever)

Turkish art in Germany

A reading Arab pulls in the crowds

Tammam Azzam's "Freedom Graffiti" (photo: The Ayyam Gallery)

Syrian painter and digital artist Tammam Azzam

"I, the Syrian"

La Mezquita in the Andalusian city of Cordoba (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

La Mezquita in Cordoba


Is Cordoba denying its Islamic heritage?

Caricatures of Lebanese politicians (including Saad Hariri, Samir Geagea, Walid Jumblatt, President Michel Sulaiman) celebrating New Year and looking ahead to an explosive 2014 (photo: Facebook Ad-Dabbour Magazine/Eliot)

The Lebanese satirical magazine "Ad-Dabbour"

Hornets' nest in Beirut

Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, one of the locations used for Biennale Jogja XII (photo: Christina Schott)

Biennale Jogja XII Equator #2

Indonesia's arts scene explores the Arab world

Still from the film "The Physician" in which the Shah (played by Oliver Martinez, right) is treated by Avicenna (played by Ben Kingsley, left) (source: UFA Cinema GmbH)

"The Physician" by Noah Gordon


The long road from international bestseller to film

Entrance to the Mathaf Museum in Qatar (source: Qatar Museum Authority, QMA)

The Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar


Can Mathaf Restore a Pan-Arab Artistic Identity?

Tunisian film-maker Nacer Khemir (photo: Christina Omlin)

Interview with Nacer Khemir

Islam as a Culture of Reconciliation

'Wonderland' by Halil Altindere (photo: © Servet Dilber)

The Istanbul Biennial

A Missed Opportunity for Art

Interview with Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

"I Don't Mix Cultures, I Translate"

Drawing of Handala, the most famous creation by Palestinian comic-strip artist Naji al-Ali (photo: Wikipedia)

Arab Comics

From Micky Mouse to Handala