Posts Tagged: Egypt

Image courtesy of the artist and Rose Issa Projects
/ Art

Review: Cairo Year One

  For the past year and a half newsreaders of the world have been caught up in the Middle Eastern saga that has toppled dictators, made heroes of ordinary people and now may have morphed into a brutal conflict that

Image courtesy of the artist and Rose Issa Projects
/ Art

Review: Cairo Year One

  For the past year and a half newsreaders of the world have been caught up in the Middle Eastern saga that has toppled dictators, made heroes of ordinary people and now may have morphed into a brutal conflict that

Terrorwrist image

The Rise of Middle Eastern Street Art

While the Arab Spring of 2011 was by no means the beginnings of street art in the Middle East – UPDATE: as discussed in a recent openDemocracy talk – it did lead to an explosion of graffitis, murals and stencils across

Terrorwrist image

The Rise of Middle Eastern Street Art

While the Arab Spring of 2011 was by no means the beginnings of street art in the Middle East – UPDATE: as discussed in a recent openDemocracy talk – it did lead to an explosion of graffitis, murals and stencils across

Mohammed Mahmoud Street

Guest post: Louisa Loveluck – The Battle for Egypt’s Walls

Egypt’s art scene has been transformed since the January revolution. After decades of censorship and state-sponsored cultural production, artists now scrambling to make sense of a new creative landscape in which little appears isolated from its broader political context. Inevitably, the events of

Mohammed Mahmoud Street

Guest post: Louisa Loveluck – The Battle for Egypt’s Walls

Egypt’s art scene has been transformed since the January revolution. After decades of censorship and state-sponsored cultural production, artists now scrambling to make sense of a new creative landscape in which little appears isolated from its broader political context. Inevitably, the events of

The Narcicyst Rapper

Rap and the Arab Spring: Three rappers wax lyrical

(L-R) Libyan Ibn Thabit, Iraqi-Canadian The Narcicyst and Egyptian El-Deeb took the stage at the University of East London last night to talk about what role rap played in the Arab uprisings that continue to sweep through the Middle East

The Narcicyst Rapper

Rap and the Arab Spring: Three rappers wax lyrical

(L-R) Libyan Ibn Thabit, Iraqi-Canadian The Narcicyst and Egyptian El-Deeb took the stage at the University of East London last night to talk about what role rap played in the Arab uprisings that continue to sweep through the Middle East

Karima Khalil photo

Talk: Karima Khalil at the Nour Festival of Arts

Tonight, Leighton House is hosting a conversation with Karima Khalil, the photographer who has recently edited a book of photographs from the Egyptian protests, Messages from Tahrir. The event is part of Leighton’s two month-long Nour Festival of Arts, which

Karima Khalil photo

Talk: Karima Khalil at the Nour Festival of Arts

Tonight, Leighton House is hosting a conversation with Karima Khalil, the photographer who has recently edited a book of photographs from the Egyptian protests, Messages from Tahrir. The event is part of Leighton’s two month-long Nour Festival of Arts, which

Brian Whitaker explores homosexuality in Middle East

Talk: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East

Brian Whitaker is to speak tonight on homosexuality in the Middle East this evening, as part of London’s Nour Festival taking place this month. Whitaker, previously Middle East editor for the Guardian, tackled the issue head on in his book,

Brian Whitaker explores homosexuality in Middle East

Talk: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East

Brian Whitaker is to speak tonight on homosexuality in the Middle East this evening, as part of London’s Nour Festival taking place this month. Whitaker, previously Middle East editor for the Guardian, tackled the issue head on in his book,

Middle Eastern Film Culture

5 films from the Middle East not to miss this autumn

By Monique Rivalland    With the BFI London Film Festival and Film Africa gracing London’s screens this autumn, there is no shortage of Middle Eastern talent on the city’s film circuit. Here are some of our favourites: Microphone Microphone is a

Middle Eastern Film Culture

5 films from the Middle East not to miss this autumn

By Monique Rivalland    With the BFI London Film Festival and Film Africa gracing London’s screens this autumn, there is no shortage of Middle Eastern talent on the city’s film circuit. Here are some of our favourites: Microphone Microphone is a