At a recent panel discussion in Dubai celebrating the eight-year anniversary of the foundation, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi noted how few people can recognise even iconic works of modern Arab art history. This press feature in the National discusses the importance of Al Qassemi’s project, Barjeel Art Foundation, in raising awareness about modern Arab art. Read more »
Raseef22, an independent media platform inspired by the Arab Spring discusses Sultan’s inclusion in the 2018 rankings of Thought Leaders in the Arab world released by Swiss think tank Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI). Read more »
In 1976, the UAE helped art enthusiast Ahmad Paul Keeler stage one of the biggest artistic events in the world — one that marked a seismic shift in the understanding of Islamic arts in Britain and beyond. Read more »
Within its walls the best of Emirati minds interact with each other and with the best of global minds, making it a factory of the future.
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In this opinion piece, Sultan argues for tax exemptions to be given to UAE based corporations that contribute to the country’s cultural and academic growth and development. Read more »
In this piece, a quest to find the person who designed one of the most recognizable landmarks of Sharjah leads Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi to Saudi Arabia to meet the architect. Read more »