Art & Culture



Francophone festival ‘strengthens cultural ties’

The Francophone festival has helped strengthen ties between French-speaking nations across the globe, said Louis Blin, the French consul general at the conclusion of the two-week event at his resid



Newly found Sudan pyramids show ‘democratization’

People power may have come to modern-day Egypt and not Sudan, but the unearthing of ancient pyramids in Egypt’s southern neighbor shows that greater social equality existed there 2,000 years



SCTA to develop Islamic historical sites

Islamic historical sites will receive better care and maintenance, especially the sites that are related to the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) biography.



Students’ short films present big social issues

Next week from Saturday until Tuesday, more than 200,000 students from five universities in the Makkah region will compete against one another to produce the best short film.



Pop art, rock or Nintendo: ‘Clouds’ gather at Vienna museum

VIENNA: Super Mario video games, the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Pink Floyd’s music and Belgian artist Rene Magritte: Who would have thought these had anything in common?



Calling all cartoonists ... to fight corruption

The second national contest for cartoonists targets professionals and amateurs alike, said Abdullah Sayel, chairman of the Saudi Cartoon Society and a cartoonist himself.



Quite a character, that digital artist Latifa Rashid

“In an era where digital art and animation movies go hand in hand with computer technology, we should reflect on the absolute reality of the times we live in,” said digital artist Latif



Creativity unlimited: Loft offers rising Jeddah artists a platform

It seemed to have been their collective fate to meet in Jeddah: Farah Jouni had just arrived back from the New York film academy, Nada Hakeem had just been at the London College of Fashion studying fa



DIHF: More than just horses

Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance of the United Arab Emirates, the 9th Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF) was held over a



Kingdom’s Athr Gallery shines at Art Dubai

Over four days this month artists and art lovers alike had gathered in the United Arab Emirates for what is considered the Middle East’s biggest art fair— Ar

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