Artist of the Month: Hayv Kahraman

One glance at her art and you will be mesmerized, or in my case, captivated! Born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1981, Hayv Kahraman aesthetically tackles nostalgia and criticizes social boundaries, retroactive traditions and taboos in the formation of the female body and face, a form that is considered a taboo in the Middle East. “I…

!n-Focus: Shirley Paes Leme Capturing The Allure Of Toxicity

Lit your cigarette on, slowly inhale the toxic, hold on, watch the nicotine burn then exhale joy or sorrow you kept within. Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by the smoke coming from cigarette, soft delegate thin grey line that transforms into random figures before disappearing or vanishing; and every time I…

إحتلال الفراغ

بقلم: ألينا عامر لوكانت المدينة كائناً حياً بابنيتها وشوارعها، ازدحامها وهدوئها،مظاهر الحياة التي تغلي فيها وسكانها الاصليين ولللاجئين، الفقر والجوع والاستبداد والقهر الذي تشهده… ترى ماهي الطريقة التي ستختارها للتعبير عن مكنوناتها؟! هم فنانون وهاوون مجهولو الهوية يتغلغلون في النسيج العمراني للمدينة ليس بهدف تجميلها بالمعنى المتعارف عليه انما ليعبروا عن افكارٍ محظورةٍ ليس من…

Youssef Abdelke Convicted With Intellectuality

  It was .. actually still is shocking and heart aching to learn about the sudden disturbing news about Youssef Abdelke, the acclaimed Syrian artist and main figure in international art scene, arrest by Bashar Al Assad regime by Tartus – Syria yesterday. Read more here. It is unfortunate that we have daily evidences of how…