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An Exploration of Modern Arab Art

In celebration of the launch of our Modern Masters Collection, we explore how Modern Arab art evolved from the colonial era into the post-colonial world, and further into the present day. Arab art has a rich and diverse history, despite its being relatively under-appreciated on the global scene. Much like its global counterparts, Arab art has reflected the cultural, political, and social changes of the Arab World over the course of centuries. 

Oroubah Dieb: A Syrian Artist's Stunning Collages Capture Her Hope For a Displaced Population
Syrian sculptor and painter Oroubah Dieb recounts the moving tale of her displacement from Syria and how she uses her work as a way of raising awareness for those less fortunate. “My art is incredibly personal in its topics. Before the uprising in Syria, I portrayed social subjects like maternity, love, and dancing. Nowadays, a lot of my art embodies the experience of living in exile that refugees are forced to face. My paintings depict the dramatic situations that are borne of population displacement and migration”.
Inside the Mystical Mind of Egyptian Artist Hady Boraey

Egyptian artist Hady Boraey has managed to evoke various feelings in the hearts of his audience. Every unique piece of art he has crafted is accompanied by fine reality and a grain of imagination.

Using painting as his medium, and drawing inspiration from his country, award-winning Egyptian painter, Hady Boraey, allows us to explore the depths of his mind while taking us on a journey of self-discovery and self-finding.

Learn more about Hady Boraey in this expose.

Interview Replay: Fan Bel Arabi x Marsoum x Qahtan Alameen talk about "Comfort In Chaos"
Qahtan Alameen and the Marsoum Art Collective launched Qahtan’s first virtual exhibition “Comfort In Chaos” in early November 2020. On December 1, 2020 our founder Abdulah went live with our latest cultural partner, Yafa Gowaily of Fan Bel Arabi (فن بالعربي من كندا / Arab Art Canada) to talk about the Marsoum Art Collective’s projects and Qahtan’s ongoing exhibition in specific. Watch the full replay here.
Introducing Qahtan Alameen: The Image Between the Present and the Past
In a guest post visual artist Karim Risan, we introduce you to the world of Qahtan Alameen, where the present and the past come together so seamlessly yet at odds with one another. Qahtan’s latest project “Comfort In Chaos” launches on on Nov. 7, 2020.

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