The kiss, the moment when lips touch and hearts skip a beat has inevitably been a subject widely explored in all artistic expressions. In this series the artist Mounir Fatmi explores ‘the kiss’ in the photo montage collection Casablanca Circles, Kissing Circles and the published book The Kissing Precise. The series captures the moment throughContinue reading

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Ayman Baalbaki (b.1975) is a painter and installation artist from Odeisse. A graduate of Fine Arts at the Institut des Beaux-Arts in Beirut and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, he continued to develop his academic framework by embarking on a P.H.D entitled ‘In Progress Art of Images and Contemporary Art’ at TheContinue reading

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In his series entitled Illuminations through the use of X-rays and calligraphic text Ahmed Mater explores a contemporary Saudi Arabia and expresses the universal common ties of religion, humanity and self. Mater (b.1979) is a conceptual artist from Saudi Arabia and at age 35 has achieved international success with work being exhibited (to name aContinue reading

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‘Habibi Rasak Kharban’ (Darling, Something’s Wrong with Your Head) Great stories of forbidden love transcend place and time and the names of star crossed lovers are scattered across our collective consciousness. The story of love unfulfilled continues to tumble from one expression to another, reaching new audiences, in new ways. Shakespeare found inspiration for hisContinue reading

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Mounir Fatmi (b. 1970) is a Moroccan multi-media artist living and working in Paris, achieving immense exposure with international solo shows such as those at the Museum Kunst Palast in Duesseldorf and the AK Bank Foundation in Istanbul. In an interview with Fatmi, he discussed the pivotal themes of language, architecture and the machine asContinue reading

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Hassan Hajjaj (b.1961) is a UK based artist originally from Morocco, and was the initial inspiration to #OCCUPYARABART’s steadfast growing love of contemporary Arab art when we first came across his work in the early 2000’s. Hajajj moved to London in the 1970’s at first working in the music scene promoting bands and nightclubs andContinue reading

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#OCCUPYARABART Occupy – To fill or take up in space or time. Arab – Of and from the Arab world whose heritage and or inspiration originates from the region of the Middle East and North Africa where Arabic is the spoken language. Art – The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. WeContinue reading

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