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Currently Looking At… Saira Wasim
Art / Fine art and design

Currently Looking At… Saira Wasim

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Saira Wasim now lives and works in Illinois, USA. With her often quite literal depictions, Wasim blends surrealism, symbolism, traditional Mughal miniature and political comedy to create frozen mockeries of human behaviour. At both a commercial and governmental level, Wasim explores the divides that drive and the intrigue that knits the … Continue reading

New Podcast: Art Dubai + Arab Women Entrepreneurs, JAOU Tunis
JAOU Tunis 2015 / Podcasts

New Podcast: Art Dubai + Arab Women Entrepreneurs, JAOU Tunis

At JAOU Tunis symposium May 2015, artist Chris Weaver speaks with Antonia Carver, director of Art Dubai, after her participation in the symposium panel ‘Future Imperfect: Art Institutions in the Middle East‘. Following that Rahilla Zafar, author and business consultant speaks with Weaver about her book on Arab women entrepreneurs ‘Arab Women Rising: 35 Entrepreneurs … Continue reading

This Week’s Radio Show – Artist Ammar Al Attar, “All the World’s a Mosque”
iran / JAOU Tunis 2015 / Radio / Schedule

This Week’s Radio Show – Artist Ammar Al Attar, “All the World’s a Mosque”

 Emirati photographer Ammar Al Attar speaks to Chris Weaver about his part in the exhibition All the World’s a Mosque, curated by Lina Lazaar and JAOU Tunis. We also hear from Anabelle Boissier, Research Associate, LAMES, Paris who took part in the and specialises in Tunisia. Anabelle took part in the roundtable Maghreb Condition Report … Continue reading

Turkey’s Feminist MPs
Sexual Politics / women

Turkey’s Feminist MPs

With the 2015 elections in Turkey, the share of women within parliament has achieved the highest level in recorded history (at 18 per cent). More importantly, Turkey now has feminist MPs in parliament. PIcture here is Filiz Kerestecioglu’s photo, taken during her oath ceremony. She had a purple dress and is sporting the feminist badge. Previously a Twitter … Continue reading