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Can Art Change Mainstream Narratives that Colour our Perception of People and Events?

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Dubai Ideathon present New Economic Model for Art and Culture Industry

Will Dubai Present the New Economic Model for the Arts and Culture Industries?

La Grande Dame of Middle Eastern Art

Polke/Richter Richter/Polke

How to Exhibit in the 21st Century Post Corona Virus

Exhibiting in the 21st Century

Melis Buruk Debut Exhibition in Dubai

Melis Buruk: Habitat 

UAE Venice Pavillion Nujoom Al Ghanem

Venice Biennale - UAE Pavillion: Interview with Nujoom Al-Ghanem

Hamed Al-Suwaidi and Abu Dhabi Culture

Dr. Hamed Bin Mohammed Al-Suwaidi: The Businessman Who is Cultivating the Cultural Identity of Abu Dhabi

Arms Control Debate

The Other Weapon

Walead Beshty Tangible Transparencies

Walead Beshty: Tangible Transparencies

National Identity and Conflict Zones

National Identity and Sensetive Spaces

Polymath Skills

The Case Against the One Dimensional Worker

Al-Jameel Centre Inauguration Exhibition

Crude: A Slippery Inauguration Exhibition

Francis Alys in Iraq Project

The artist Francis Alÿs in Iraq. Photo ©Akam Shex Hadi, courtesy Ruya Foundation.

The Socially Engaged Art of Francis Alÿs

Nour Festival of Arts Analysis

Representing Cultures: Nour Festival of Art 2015 Edition

The Candian Journal for Middle East Studies     Vol.2, Issue 2, 2017

Millenials An Anxious Generation

An Anxious Generation

 

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What are the Benefits and/or Limitations in Focusing on the Visual and Visuality in Cultural Studies

What are the Benefits and/or Limitations in Focusing on the Visual and Visuality in Cultural Studies

With post-modernism, classic boundaries between disciplines began to dissolve. Areas of overlapping interest such as visual studies emerged as fields of study in their own right to bridge the gaps between complimentary disciplines. This infringement upon other fields has led many academics to question the validity and autonomy of these emergent fields. For the purpose of this essay, I will explore some of the benefits of focusing on the visuality in cultural studies.

Consumerism’s Dreaming: An Examination of the Readymades in Contemporary Art

Consumerism’s Dreaming: An Examination of the Readymades in Contemporary Art

In his renown 2004 book, Consuming Culture in Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction, Julian Stallabrass appears to deride contemporary art practices that engage with consumer culture. By reviewing a select number of art objects and carefully examining the overall practices of their creators, I will demonstrate that Stallabrass is not panning out contemporary art but rather the ubiquitous capitalist system in which it inevitably flourishes within.

The Archives in Tracey Emin's Work

The Archives in Tracey Emin's Work

This paper reviews the archival practice in Confessional Art by citing Tracey Emin's installation artworks to exemplify the archival elements present in this genre.

Lacan: Under the Misconception of the Gaze

Lacan: Under the Misconception of the Gaze

An investigation into the misconceptions and misunderstandings of the Lacanian gaze in feminist theories and modern and contemporary artworks.

What Key Issues were at Stake in Rosalind Krauss's Analysis of Cubist Collages?

What Key Issues were at Stake in Rosalind Krauss's Analysis of Cubist Collages?

An exploration of the key issues raised by Rosalind Krauss's in the Picasso Papers and their application on collage work produced by Hannah Hoch in post-war Berlin.

Considerations on Contemporary Practices of Collaboration and Participation in Light of Heidegger’s

Considerations on Contemporary Practices of Collaboration and Participation in Light of Heidegger’s

An exploration into the nature of social artworks from Heidegger's Perspective.

Is Home a Cultural Space?

Is Home a Cultural Space?

An Exploration of the physical, emotional and socio-political dimensions that define the prevailing concepts of home and cultural space.