Jordan

Street art in Jordan: 'The world is their gallery'

Graffiti artist Suhaib Attar says his goal is to brighten up Amman and help people think outside the box.

Racism

London gallery faces protest over far-right ties

Anti-fascist activists accuse curator of far-right sympathies after exhibition of works by white supremacists.

Muslim Ban

Syrian artist vows never to seek US visa under Trump

Syrian Khaled Akil, whose work is being exhibited in California, joins artists protesting discriminatory travel ban.

rebel education

After School: Where Art Meets Technology

Armenian students explore the intersection between art and technology to develop skills not taught in other classrooms.

Iraq

When nations fall their artists rise

Exploring five decades of Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi's works.

by Hamid Dabashi

Arts & Culture

Exhibition highlights globalisation of emojis

New York art museum displays 176 original emojis seen as way of "bridging communication gaps" between different communities.

Middle East

How it feels being a Syrian in exile

The work of Syrian filmmaker, Saeed al-Batal, explores the feeling of never knowing when – or if – you will return.

Art

Qatar retrospective exhibits Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi

Dia Azzawi's retrospective in Doha is a "manifesto" against events following the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Arts & Culture

'Arab artists conduits between governments and people'

UAE-based commentator says artists are key in absence of civil society, free media and political parties in Arab world.

Music

Web musicians build audience amid bleak finances

Financial outlook for independent musicians can be bleak, but ambition to make music and getting heard keeps them going.

Africa

Africa's booming art scene gains global attention

The increasing demand has made more creations from South Africa, Senegal and Ghana appear on the international market.

Refugees

Ai Weiwei at Idomeni: What happened to our humanity?

Chinese artist tells Al Jazeera Europe's response to the crisis is stripping refugees of their "basic human rights".

Arts & Culture

India turns shipping containers into 'vessels of art'

With the help of local and international artists, residents of Oklha have transformed their community into art havens.

Arts & Culture

Jordanian film nominated for an Oscar

If Theeb wins an Academy Award for the best foreign film, it will become the first Arab picture to be awarded an Oscar.

Art

Syrian artists find solace in Istanbul

A Syrian-run art centre is giving refugees the chance to continue pursuing their passions in Turkey's cultural capital.