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When calligraphy meets graphics, Abbas Yousif and Jabbar Alghadban’s joint exhibition

When calligraphy meets graphics, Abbas Yousif and Jabbar Alghadban’s joint exhibition

1 May, '170 Comments

Abbas Yousif and Jabbar Alghadban are now two of the leaders of the contemporary art scene in Bahrain. The long-time friends just mounted their fourteenth joint exhibition. Their contemporary works are displayed at the Contemporary Art Society at Alqadam roundabout at the start of the Budaiya highway. Some thirty acrylic paintings are displayed, some of […]

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The Making of Nasser Al-Yousif’s Documentary

The Making of Nasser Al-Yousif’s Documentary

25 Apr, '176 Comments

I’ve finally arrived at the starting point of celebrating my father’s arts career and contributions to the art scene in general. I won’t dwell on why it’s taken me this long to start – a full eleven years since he passed away – other than this is simply the right time for me to do […]

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Short Stories Welcome

Short Stories Welcome

24 Apr, '170 Comments

Do you have a story that you would like to see in film? Well, you’re in luck. Submit yours to me and I’ll give it consideration to be made into a short film – or a long one for that matter. While I’m open to consider any story, please be aware of a few rules: […]

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Scratching head and wondering if that is Art.

Scratching head and wondering if that is Art.

5 Mar, '171 Comment

Help. I’m confused. Is this really art? This is an honest question. I have no answer other than being left wondering what is art in general, and if this “work” and others like it actually lowers the bar of what should be regarded as art. To me, it a badly shot and edited video that […]

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Art, and the Tender Process

Art, and the Tender Process

29 Aug, '1110 Comments

How do you think the Tender Board or its stipulated processes would go about evaluating the following painting, had it been a subject of tender to paint a woman, for instance? Any suggestions? Well, an “evaluator” who most probably would have no clue about art in the first place might give this painting a 1 […]

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