middle east

Culture

Habibi Collective is shining a spotlight on female filmmaking in the Middle East

The digital archive and curatorial programme celebrates a genre of cinema often overlooked.
Sahar Esfandiari
4.16.20
Photography

photos of iran's hidden creative community

Iranian artist AliA photographs Tehran’s underground scene with urgent protest.
Mahmood Fazal
10.31.19
Culture

this zine is a love letter to middle eastern and north african girls worldwide

'3asal' artfully showcases the infinite complexities of MENA identity.
Salma Haidrani
10.30.19
the sounding off issue

young artists on the politics of making music in the middle east

From the threat of violence to starting a musical revolution, making music is an inherently political act for artists from the Middle East
Amelia Abraham
11.2.17
Fashion

what makes a magazine meaningful to other people?

Realising that there weren’t any fashion focused magazines for women in the Middle East or North Africa, Jameela Elfaki did the logical thing: She made her own.
Jameela Elfaki
7.15.17
feminism

feminist body hair is rarely an option for middle eastern women

The body hair revolution is not global.
Busra Erkara
6.20.17
Arts

meet the photography collective showing the middle east is so much more than war and wealth

How three creatives from across the Gulf came together to document the quiet sweetness of life.
Amna Qureshi
4.27.17
Culture

the magazine queering the middle east

Khalid Abdel-Hadi, founder of the Middle East's leading LGBT magazine 'My.Kali,' is carving a new space for queer culture in the Arabic world.
Edward Siddons
5.25.16
Art

​in the middle east art scene, all signs point to tehran

Autumn is a busy season in the commercial art world. Just as European fairs Frieze and FIAC end, the tenth edition of Contemporary Istanbul opened. Following hot on its heels, Art Abu Dhabi returned with its sixth edition and featured strong showings...
Leili Sreberny-Mohammadi
12.1.15
News

delve into the vibrant world of dubai’s street culture

The neon-lit store fronts of suburban Dubai provide the backdrop for nighttime skate in this short film by Sole DXB.
Tish Weinstock
11.30.15
Art

evaluating the middle east art scene

The Middle East has always produced seminal artists, but with the magical combination of a few key players, the scene is about to go interstellar.
Nathalie Olah
Adam Fletcher
10.17.14