Poems in the shape of paintings

With a history of cultural iconoclasm, the Arab region has become a fertile ground for abstract art. Yet Arab artists remain marginal in the global conversation of modern abstraction. An ambitious project initiated by the Barjeel Art Foundation seeks to issue a long overdue corrective. Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s, slated to… Continue reading Poems in the shape of paintings

Maria Ressa temporarily arrested, again

Journalist Maria Ressa reports critically on the drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte. The authorities accuse her of slander as specified.The government-critical Filipino journalist Maria Ressa has been temporarily arrested six weeks after her release. "I'm being treated like a criminal, even though my only crime is to be an independent journalist," Ressa told reporters… Continue reading Maria Ressa temporarily arrested, again