Workshop Review: Visual Culture in the Middle East

Workshop Review: Visual Culture in the Middle East

by Maïra al-Manzali July 2016 What images does the Middle East produce? What images of the region do Western media outlets consume? What makes certain images more desirable, more marketable than others? How can images act as loci of resistance? These were among the many questions raised by Reema Salha Fadda, DPhil candidate from the University of Oxford, at her workshop seminar held at Darat al-Funun from 19/06/16 to 29/06/16. […]

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Urban Murals in Amman: between empowerment and decoration

Urban Murals in Amman: between empowerment and decoration

by Julio Moreno Cirujano July 2016 In recent years, Amman has become an urban canvas for street artists, attracting artists from all over the Middle East and beyond. Urban culture, and particularly mural art, has been at the core of alternative art production. While some of this art responds to the traditional paint-and-run at night, others, especially the large ones, are carried out in daylight and are usually […]

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