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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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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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Orientalism’s Equestrian Eye

Orientalist artists—generally 19th-century European and American painters of Arabworld subjects—are often criticized for stereotyping. But one subject they painted with fidelity continues to win universal respect: horses.
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Orientalism’s Equestrian Eye

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FirstLook: AramcoWorld at 70

From the current print edition’s cover to the our first edition, we’ve assembled 366 of the nearly 450 regular and special editions published since 1949 as we celebrate 70 years of AramcoWorld
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FirstLook: AramcoWorld at 70

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