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Oman Debuts at the 59th Venice Biennale With “Destined Imaginaries”

Oman is participating in the International Biennale of Arts in Venice with a multimedia group show highlighting the country’s conceptual art scene.

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Young Artists Animate Oman's Quiet Art Scene

Omani youth spearhead national pavilions in Dubai and Venice as upcoming artists Abdulrahim Al Kendi and Mays Al Moosawi draw recognition for their novel explorations of love, religion, and self-acceptance.

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Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale: A New Platform for Saudi Artists on the World Stage

As Saudi Arabia’s first biennial contemporary art exhibition, the Diriyah Biennale showcases Saudi talent and puts the country on the international arts calendar.

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Expo 2020 Dubai: By and for UAE Youth

Dubai’s Expo 2020 puts young Emirati citizens and residents center stage at the Middle East’s first world exposition.

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Macron Diplomacy: A Jovian Prince in the Gulf

The French president has a number of qualities that appeal to many Gulf leaders, which may help explain his recent success in bringing France, and Europe, to the forefront of different diplomatic initiatives in the region.

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The Restructuring of Saudi Arts and Entertainment

As part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic and social reform plan, Vision 2030, the kingdom has taken a top-down approach to developing the country’s arts and culture sector.

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Culture and the City: The Promise of Abu Dhabi’s Cultural Quarter

Abu Dhabi’s Cultural Quarter, opened at the site of what was long the city's social and cultural heart, is unique in its integration of culture and space, and could serve as a model for urban regeneration.

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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.

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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