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The Extraordinary Ordinary #everyday

Founded by journalists to look beyond the headlines, Everyday Projects comprises more than 50 Instagram feeds featuring photography that captures a mosaic of life from just about everywhere, every day.
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The Extraordinary Ordinary #everyday

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The Mystery of Cairo’s Magnificent Mamluk Carpets

Few survive, some just in fragments: In the 15th century, the Mamluk sultan in Cairo built up the city’s carpet workshops. The large masterpieces they produced soon graced palaces—notably in Italy and Spain.

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The Mystery of Cairo’s Magnificent Mamluk Carpets

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A Crude History

In the oblique and often provocative ways of contemporary art, the 17-artist exhibition “Crude” probes the roles of oil in cultures and societies of the Middle East through the eyes of artists of the region. It is “art rooted in the Gulf, yet addressing universal ideas,” says Antonia Carver, director of the new Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai, which in November inaugurated its galleries with the show.
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A Crude History

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Modernism Awakening

The Modernist movement expressed postcolonial aspirations, elevated traditional cultures and redefined identities from Morocco to Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, the Levant, the Gulf and more. As Arab Modernist paintings command rising prices at art auctions, curators and historians are paying increasing attention to its diverse and dynamic origins.
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Modernism Awakening

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Women Behind the Lens: The Middle East's First Female Photographers

Some took portraits of women or worked in the labs of family studios. Some worked across the region with employers or family members. A few struck out on their own. None received much notice—until recently. Three historians introduce leading women photographers of the early 20th century in the Middle East.
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Women Behind the Lens: The Middle East's First Female Photographers

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After Manas, My Kyrgyz, Your Chingiz

Through more than 30 literary works, translated into more than 170 languages, as well as lms and theater, Chingiz Aitmatov became credited with raising the pro le of his country and, with it, the cause of cultural preservation throughout Central Asia.

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After Manas, My Kyrgyz, Your Chingiz

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