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A conflict of urban imaginaries: Ahmed Mater explores a brutally changing city in Mecca Journeys
Dan Jakubowski | Mecca Journeys captures the the marked dichotomies of Mecca’s recent explosive growth
On poignant politics and precarious monuments
Ismail Fayed | A review of Mahmoud Khaled’s new exhibition, A New Commission for an Old State
That feverish leap into Arab modernism
Sara Elkamel | An Art Dubai exhibition shows how modernism manifested in the Arab world
On portraiture as a work of fiction: Reviewing Gypsum Gallery’s latest show
Sara Elkamel | But what if describing a taxidermied bird’s flight as mere fiction ends the story too soon?
A song of the Crusades in the voice of the Gulf: On Wael Shawky’s latest performance
Adel Abdel Wahab | Adel Abdel Wahab reviews artist Wael Shawky's The Song of Roland: The Arabic Version
Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz’s diversionary model of history fits our catastrophic moment
Dan Jakubowski | Strange marginal curiosities can help us detect a larger truth like the bending light around a black
A letter about a nostalgic art tour: A screening and three exhibitions in Cairo
Andeel | You were probably expecting this in a different format, but we’re living in a different time now
Don’t Shrink Me to the Size of a Bullet: The works of Iraqi artist Hiwa K
Dan Jakubowski | Encountering abominations with gaiety, interrogating the body’s openness dominance by outside forces
Against the tyranny of aesthetic fashions: Remnants of Enchantment at Gypsum Gallery
Ismail Fayed | For the first time Gypsum displays the works of two artists in clear reference to their educational background
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