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Contemporary Art in the Middle East (03:39)


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is hosting Abdulnasser Gharem’s first solo show in the United States. Its curator of Islamic art explains that contemporary art is most appealing when it is unique. The exhibition features work influenced by Gharem’s experiences after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Retrospective of Middle Eastern Art (03:20)

An exhibit dedicated to Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi's work opened in Doha. His depictions of suffering and political instability gained him international fame over his 50-year career.

Fashion Design in the Middle East (02:58)

Reem Acra goes to Dubai to find fabrics to use in her studio in New York. Dubai is emerging as the design hub for the Middle East and Acra meets with its young designers.

Jewelry Design in the Middle East (04:16)

Azza Fahmy is a well-known Egyptian designer, who takes inspiration from her home country. She opened a design studio in Cairo to teach a new generation of designers. She has helped curate an exhibit of Ancient Egyptian artifacts in Cairo.

Modern Music in the Middle East (04:04)

Yasmine Hamdan is adding a modern sound to Arab music. Her music is inspired by the post-war identity of Beirut.

Opera from the Middle East (03:14)

Mohammed Fairouz is an Emirati composer, who grew up in the United States. He merged eastern and western sounds into his show "The New Prince," which opened in Amsterdam.

Credits: 2017 Year in Review (00:12)

Credits: 2017 Year in Review

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Revisit stories of artists showcasing their work to new audiences, designers looking to their past for inspiration, and musicians creating a new soundtrack of today's Middle East.

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: BVL187268

ISBN: 978-1-64623-173-7

Copyright date: ©2017

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