Topic: Art

Fajrina Razak references the Kaaba: her cube of batik cloth was surrounded by a neon circle, thereby representing the artist's spiritual quest. "This was simply me trying to find my inner self, my individuality. The batik alludes to my Javanese ancestry" (photo: Naima Morelli)

2020 Singapore Art Week

Of spirituality in a contemporary age

Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum (photo: Imago Images/ZUMA/S. Chung)

An Arab reading of the Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum

Tea with the bogeyman

Mosul Light Orchestra gives a recital in Erbil (photo: Goethe-Institut/Samyan Shaboy)

Overcoming cultural divisions

"Iraq is full of inspiring stories"

Interview with Malaysian artist Nadiah Bamadhaj

Freeing the body from conservatism

Lebanese director Rabih Mroué (source: YouTube)

Interview with Lebanese director Rabih Mroué

"First, they all have to go. And all means all"

A fresco by Lebanese-Egyptian artist Bahia Shebab on the Greek island of Kefalonia (photo: Bahia Shebab/DW)

Berlin's "A New Divan"

Goethe's enduring vision of cultural dialogue

Martin Kollar's "Field Trip/Israel"; 2009-2011 (photo: Martin Kollar)

Berlin Jewish Museum: Exhibiting "This Place"

A personal take on Israel

AfD campaign poster for the European elections in May 2019 (photo: Getty Images/S. Gallup)

Art and the AfD

Peddling high-brow Islamophobia

A woman visits the "Comtemporary Muslim Fashions" exhibition in the Frankfurt Museum for Applied Art (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

"Contemporary Muslim Fashions" exhibition

Muslim fashion – a material controversy

Artist Nil Yalter in "Walls"; acrylic on offset print, Vietorstrasse, Cologne-Kalk. Exhibition "Exile Is a Hard Job". Museum Ludwig 9 March - 2 June 2019 (photo: Nil Yalter/H. Krause)

Interview with Turkish-French artist Nil Yalter

"Female immigrants are doubly imprisoned"

Israeli artist Adi Liraz (photo: Ceyda Nurtsch)

Portrait of the Israeli performance artist Adi Liraz

Provocation as a search for identity

Libyan author Ibrahim al-Koni (source: YouTube)

Book review: Ibrahim al-Koniʹs "The Fetishists"

Intricate patterns of the mind

From left, exhibition co-ordinator Heba Farid, artist Huda Lutfi, curator Shiva Balaghi, and artist Sherin Guirguis (photo: Sherin Guirgis)

Inauguration of the AUC Tahrir Cultural Center

Manifesting the unseen

Egyptian artist Soad Abdelrasoul at her exhibition opening in Cairo's Mashrabiya Gallery (photo: Jacob Wirtschafter)

Portrait of the Egyptian artist Soad Abdelrasoul

Creating her own universe

Lebanese-American artist Helen Zughaib and artist-in-residence at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (photo: Erwin Thamm)

Portrait of the Lebanese-American artist Helen Zughaib

"We are more similar than dissimilar"

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