Dr. Sulaiman Al Askari and Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi discuss the role of Al Arabi magazine, an acclaimed intellectual platform for Arabic thinkers and writers first published in 1958. Read more »
Archives for March 2015
A look at Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi’s visionary aims for his project, the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah.
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In an Al-Monitor article in 2013, I suggested that partly because of the civil strife, traditional core cities in the Arab world such as Damascus, Cairo and Baghdad are facing, as well as increased cultural investments by Gulf states, the center of gravity for art and culture in the Arab world was shifting eastward to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha. The article created controversy both within the Gulf states and the wider Arab world. Read more »