Qahtan Alameen and the Marsoum Art Collective launched Qahtan’s first virtual exhibition “Comfort In Chaos” in early November 2020. On December 1, 2020 we went live with our latest cultural partner, Fan Bel Arabi (فن بالعربي من كندا / Canada Art In Arabic) to talk about the Marsoum Art Collective’s projects and Qahtan’s ongoing exhibition in specific.
In case you missed it, we’ve uploaded the full interview to our YouTube channel for you to watch below. Please note that this interview is entirely in Arabic. Keep reading this full Journal entry for more information about Fan Bel Arabi and their projects.
About Fan Bel Arabi
Fan Bel Arabi (فن بالعربي من كندا / Canada Art In Arabic) is a video podcast that launched in early 2020. It is the passion project of Egyptian-Canadian artist Yafa Goawily and her partner Kaiser Moussa.
Fan Bel Arabi primarily focuses on Canadian artists originating from the Arab World, making it the first of its kind.
Fan Bel Arabi’s manifesto is as follows:
Fan Bel Arabi celebrates artistic interaction for the joy that it brings. Through our page we communicate and spread our ideas ...
Everyone is welcome, including artists and art enthusiasts. Our page aims to communicate through art and artistic activities, as well as through community development and cultural encounters. This is our way of embracing the diversity of cultures in Canada in a fun and different way, using art as a universal language.
We encourage artists to engaged through our approach of cultural integration approach in order to open channels between Canadian artists and Arab speaking communities.
Learn more about Fan Bel Arabi and watch their past interviews on their Facebook page.
Written by: Abdulah S Al-Ghoul
Abdulah Al-Ghoul is a digital project manager and strategist with a background in several industries including hospitality, fine arts and marketing.
Abdulah founded the Marsoum Art Collective in 2018.