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Wusum Gallery Provides a Fresh Perspective on Doha’s Art Scene

Wusum Gallery, a grassroots creative space founded by an art historian duo, aims to improve Qatar-based artists’ access to global art markets.

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Nature’s Palette: Mohammad Alfaraj’s Art Captures the Spirit of Al-Ahsa

Saudi artist Mohammad Alfaraj’s nature-inspired installations draw on his childhood in Al-Ahsa and stories from the oasis town.

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Setting the Stage: The Vital Role of Private Art Institutions in Saudi Arabia

Without the formation of private art institutions in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s cultural scene would not be where it is today.

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Expo 2030: An Opportunity to Define Riyadh’s Future

In 2030, Riyadh has the opportunity to offer something radically different that will leave a lasting legacy for the world.

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Women Opera Singers in the Gulf: Breaking Barriers With Their Voices

Gulf women, with their own sentimental style blending elements of the East and West, are helping opera draw larger Gulf audiences.

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Head in the Clouds or Outer Space, Pop Icon RexChouk Is Relatable and Hilarious

Anonymous Saudi-born and raised artist RexChouk has captured the attention of viewers worldwide with his humorous depictions of everyday life in the kingdom.

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SARAI Gallery Connects Emerging Iranian Artists With the World

Mahshahr-based SARAI Gallery supports emerging artists from around Iran and Southwest Asia through various curatorial initiatives and attendance at art fairs spanning the globe.

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Present Pasts: Preserving Modern Architecture in Abu Dhabi

Through its Modern Heritage Initiative, Abu Dhabi has set itself apart from other urban centers in the UAE and region.

The Challenge With the Deter and Degrade Approach in Yemen

The Houthis see the attacks in the Red Sea as part of a broader political project that goes back decades.

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