Arts and Culture

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The Gulf Arab States in Venice: Architecture, Representation, and the Perils of Politics

Five Arab countries are participating in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, including, for the first time, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.

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“Yes We Cannes”: Cinematic Diversification in Saudi Arabia

Ahmad bin Fahd Al-Mezyed, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Culture, used the 2018 Cannes Film Festival as a cinematic backdrop to garner international interest in the Saudi film and television industry.

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Big Space/Small Space: Art and the Gulf City

Over the last few years many cities have attempted to integrate cultural developments within their overall planning strategy.

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The Arts and Culture Scene in Bahrain

Shaikha Hala bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, an artist and the culture and arts director at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, discusses Bahrain's flourishing art scene.

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The Postcard Initiative: "Artrepreneurship" in the UAE

In the Gulf Arab states, there is a growing trend of entrepreneurship in the field of art, as millennials pursue creativity in their careers.

Gulf Arts and Culture Symposium: The New Dynamism in Gulf Arts Panel

Panelists explore the transformation of arts and culture in the Gulf under the influence of a new media-savvy generation, and state investment in new arts industries.

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