‘Syria’ Signed by Tammam Azzam

On November 10. 2012 Ayyam Art Center hosted the extravaganza solo exhibition ‘Syria’ by Tammam Azzam, curated by established artist Safwan Dahoul. A show cascades the sadness and sorrow of Syrians who were forced to leave their country after the revolution in March 2011 and still ongoing. Over-50 artworks including installations and video art, Azzam…

The Battle of Good And Bad!

I remember having an argument with a friend whether art should only represent something beautiful, glorifying, love spreading … etc or represent reality’s all aspects including it’s ugly side. She strongly believes artists should give positive vibes and even if they want to cascade voilence, it should be easied and less-evocative. I totally disagree! During…

How Did City’s Beauty Fade Away?!

There is always something beautiful behind fire ashes and clashes. The beauty of cities and everyday-life is taken away during fights and wars, even when the damage is done, people still forget how beautiful these cities where before the war. Louma Rabah, Lebanese artist, presented her latest artwork “Beauty of City Hidden by Guns” after the striking…

Reza Doust Flips Reality Coin!

“Sipping my bitter tea with sugar cube, I look at these bits and pieces for a long time, I gathered them from the works of Old Persian masters, curios in their record of life events in different time space, is it the same…? I feel they call me, to get tested, I do my version…

‘Referencing History’ Brings Authority, Religion & Humans Anticipations

“The starting point of critical elaboration is the consciousness of what one really is, and is ‘knowing thyself’ as a product of the historical processes to date, which have deposited in you an infinity of traces, without leaving an inventory”. Edward Said A multi-national group exhibition titled (Referencing History) in Green Art Gallery, Dubai where artists…