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Two Arab Art Shows At American University Explore Conflict, Identity, And Community

September 4, 2017 - Staff

Thirty-one artists were invited to create an original still art work for I AM: An East-West Arts Initiative Organized by CARAVAN. Also opening on September 5th at the American University Museum, the exhibition will explore the experiences of women in the Middle East.

Caravan – An Interview With Rev Paul Gordon Chandler On Arts Peacebuilding

August 20, 2017 - Rev Jonathan Evens - Artlyst

CARAVAN is the international intercultural and interreligious peacebuilding arts NGO which has brought I AM, an art exhibition showcasing the insights and experiences of Middle Eastern women, to London. In this interview Rev Jonathan Evens speaks to the President and Founder of CARAVAN, Rev Paul-Gordon Chandler, about its work and use of the Arts. Paul-Gordon is an author, interfaith advocate, social entrepreneur, art curator and a U.S. Episcopal priest who has lived and worked in the Middle East for many years.

Comics and calligraphy : British-Iranian artist Jason Noushin – in conversation

August 5, 2017 - Lisa Pollman - Art Radar

Diaspora artist bursts onto international art scene with found paper and Persian script mash-ups. 

Multidisciplinary artist Jason Noushin employs antiquarian paper, discontinued bank notes and vintage comic book leaves alongside calligraphy to emerge with works examining socio-political narratives. 

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I AM: A peace-building exhibition

August 4, 2017 - Anna Seaman

Where the dove, a formally Christian symbol, has become a universally accepted image of peace, Hanaa Malallah has reclaimed the hoopoe, a bird that appears in many Islamic religious texts, as a metaphor for the struggle to survive.

Malallah reluctantly left her homeland of Iraq after decades of war threatened her survival and is now based in London. Her 2015 work - I Have Learnt Something You Did Not Know – is one of 31 pieces on show in the St Martin In The Fields church in London’s Trafalgar Square in an exhibition aimed at peacebuilding by connecting east and west.

Glimpse of life by female Middle Eastern artists showcased in I AM exhibition

July 25, 2017 - Kerry McQueeney

An exhibition has travelled from Jordan to the UK to show the diversity and real lives of women in the Middle East, breaking down misconceptions through the work of contemporary female artist

Islamic Women Explore Their Identities In London Exhibition

July 23, 2017 - Edward Lucie-Smith

There happens to be quite a spectrum of feminist and what one might (maybe tactlessly) call ethnic exhibitions on view in London right now.


July 20, 2017 - Janet Rady

Middle Eastern art specialist Janet Rady gives her rundown of how Christine Macel represented artists from the region in the Biennale’s main show

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Canvas Listings

July 20, 2017 - Canvas

After a stint in Amman’s Caravan exhibition space, I AM, an exhibition of 31 Middle Eastern contemporary women artists from 12 countries, including powerful works by Raeda Saadeh (Palestine), Alia Ali (Yemen), Ghada Khunji (Bahrain), Helen Zughaib (Lebanon) and Maitha Demithan (UAE), moves to London.

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Art Wire

July 20, 2017 - Canvas


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‘Punching holes in the darkness’ : Leading Middle East female artists light up London

July 19, 2017 - Denize Marray

A powerful exhibition of the work of 31 contemporary female artists from 12 Middle Eastern countries is now showing in London.