FBVideoDownloader.info is a facebook video downloader online, this tool helps you download facebook videos by grabs direct links to download and save for free
Read about this revealing and honest book about Mecca by one of Saudi Arabian's most intelligent artists with an eye for both truth and beauty. Typically for the region, it seems, he once listened to music played by one of the 9/11 hijackers. We saw the manuscript in Jeddah (the New York Times prefers Jidda) in February and admired it. I am sure it will be for sale soon not only in the United...
View details ⇨

A Physician-Turned-Artist Offers a Diagnosis for Islam’s Holiest City

nytimes.com
Have a look at 'Going Green' an article about the museum with some photographs that Artscoops from Beirut published yesterday.
[ Artscoops.com Link ]

Going Green

artscoops.com
Planning to bring some works to the framer tomorrow.
With her work Al-Muallaqat or 'Hanging Poems' Maha Malluh reaches back to an ancient Arabian story of poems that used to hang inside or on the walls of the Kaaba in Mecca. Replacing the idea of such poems or words Malluh hung used and discarded large community cooking pots, which she collected on the flea markets of Riyadh. What happened to the traditions of her community, the viewer may...
View details ⇨
[About the constitution of Madinah] .. explained that since the dawn of Islam, Madinah had embodied the application of Islamic teachings as regards coexistence with others, and has been living proof that Islam is a religion that accepts differences and respects them, and values diversity without discrimination on the basis of shape, color or creed.
“These are our pure unadulterated Islamic...
View details ⇨

arabnews.com
Yesterday we visited the Royal Academy in The Hague, the Netherlands, to have a look at the work and experiments of Abdulrahim Turkistani, who with a day job as an engineer in that city, attended evening classes for fine art at the academy. Here a few impressions of the year-end presentation of his work in which he was inspired among other things by the colors of tradition in Turkistan, from...
View details ⇨
This is something new for artists from Saudi Arabia: ART RIYADH. The website linked here includes an application form.
[ Art-riyadh.com Link ]

Home

art-riyadh.com
We crossed paths with French former minister Jack Lang in Jeddah this year and this seems to be why: an exhibition in Paris, the capital of France. It looks like a presentation of what some Saudi's call 'safe art,' but a selection that shows patience and devotion of a curator able to make a convincing presentation. Unfortunately the video doesn't say at which location, but presumably at the...
View details ⇨

معرض الفن السعودي المعاصر في باريس L'Exposition d'Art Contemporain Saoudien à Paris

YOUTUBE.COM
Amsterdam students visiting the museum this afternoon.
An online museum of traditional Saudi Arabian costumes. Here a dress from Asir. It used to be, they say, that men embroidered the women's clothes. In the modern age women all wear abaya.
[ Mansoojat.org Link ]

The Bani Sa'd tribe: Costumes - Mansoojat Foundation

mansoojat.org
Article about Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem, making bit of fun with and taking his share of the oil drums.

Artist Nurtures a Creative Oasis in Conservative Saudi Arabia

nytimes.com
Three Saudi comedians popular on YouTube. [ Bbc.com Link ]

The funny side of Saudi - BBC News

bbc.com
Al Hangar exhibition in Jeddah this month features young artists who insist they curated themselves.
We will try to write a regular report in the future. Here is the first one about calligraphy at an exhibition in Madinah.
[ Blogspot.nl Link ]

Greenbox Museum Report: Actually, there is calligraphy in Saudi Arabia

greenboxmuseum.blogspot.nl
Voor belangstellenden in Nederland. Er is zaterdag 28 november aanstaande een door De Balie georganiseerd debat, waar de Saoedische kunstenaar Abdulnasser Gharem aan deelneemt. Na afloop kan, zonder extra kosten, Greenbox Museum worden bezocht op Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 12. Kaartjes voor het debat in De Balie, dat binnen het programma van Amsterdam Art Weekend al begint om 10:30 uur 's...
View details ⇨

De Balie

debalie.nl
Adel Quraishi was commissioned to make portraits of the last guardians - I think they are eunuchs - of the Prophet's Mosque in Medina. This month these portraits can be seen in London at the 19th century dream that is Leighton House Museum. Have a look at their website. [ Rbkc.gov.uk Link ]

The Guardians exhibition

rbkc.gov.uk
"Saudi Arabia is actually one of the top gaming countries of the world," is what Noura and Basma Bouzo tell us. The sisters, I think they are, this week curate the Saudi Pavilion at the Dubai Design week. They chose to focus on Um Tse' - an ancient game that is played while being seated on the floor. 'If you learn from the past (…) this is how a country can develop and have a stamp on the...
View details ⇨

Saudi Pavilion at Dubai Design Week 2015

Get to know more about the Saudi Pavilion at Dubai Design Week 2015, its curators, designers and products.

YOUTUBE.COM