Art & Culture

The art scene in the Kingdom has seen its ups and downs in recent years, always seemingly concentrated on old and traditional themes, beautifully portraying different aspects of life throughout...
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Mona Fares’ passion for art and fashion

Artist Mona Fares is a motivated young woman who has been living in the UAE since the age of two.

Decofair 2012 combines interior design and luxury

The fourth interior design and furniture expo Decofair showcased many budding interior designers. The four-day event, which is held annually, finished on Thursday in Jeddah.

Qassim’s Khulaijah Festival promotes productive families

Local community festivals are an opportunity to explore local traditions and they provide a platform for the work of local artisans and craftsmen.

Saudi culture on show in Islamabad

Saudi Embassy and diplomatic missions in Pakistan and students in the Saudi school in Islamabad participated in an annual cultural festival organized by the Pakistan&rsq

Dubai-based artist showcases ‘bleeding Syria’ map

DUBAI: A popular map on social networks depicting a “bleeding” war-torn Syria has emerged as the centerpiece of an exhibition in Dubai by digital artist Tammam Azzam.

Louvre masterworks to light up ex-mining town

THE Louvre will shine the light of high culture on a depressed former mining town this week, as the Paris museum opens a gleaming new satellite among the slag heaps of northern Lens.

Two faces of Syrian cinema on show in Paris

PARIS: For half a century Syria’s filmmakers were forced to work under a numbing state censor or choose exile.

Libya Shares its Creative Heart

Libyan artist Hadia Gana is talking above the hubbub of a packed preview for the ‘The Libyan’ art exhibition at the Arab British Centre in London.

Khaled Takreti paints the silence in shades of gray

Silence is sometimes stronger than words”, says Syrian artist Khaled Takreti, whose solo exhibition ‘Silence’ is currently on display at Ayyam Gallery in DIFC, Dubai, until Nov.

Graffiti artists find a new canvas in Paris

SUSPENDED between two trees along the Seine River in Paris, a graffiti mural flexes slightly in the breeze.

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