Gender roles in Saudi society and its influence on contemporary art

Posted by admin on August 01, 2017  /   no comment

Gender roles in Saudi society come from the Sharia (Islamic law) which contains various derivatives stemming from the Quran and supplementary Hadith (various reports describing the words, actions, or habits of the Islamic prophet Muhammad). In Saudi culture, the Sharia is interpreted according to a strict Sunni form known as the way of the Salaf […]

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Radical Love: Female Lust

Posted by admin on March 19, 2017  /   no comment

Due to the heavy suppression of female voices across many diverse cultures, societies, faiths and professions over the course of history – it should come as no surprise that those suppressed talents and stories often find ways of bursting forth to create some of the most beautifully liberating works in modern day art and visual culture.

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Larissa Sansour at The Mosaic Rooms – ‘In The Future They Ate From The Finest Porcelain’

Posted by admin on July 28, 2016  /   no comment

With interest, awareness and indulgence of things like comic books and superhero films, literature and artwork steadily on the incline over the past few years it should come as no surprise that a lot of the genres, scenarios and classic storylines commonly attached or associated with those areas of interest are also increasing in popularity. […]

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Love Me Love Me Not Exhibition – Nijad Abdul Massih

Posted by admin on March 03, 2016  /   no comment

During London Fashion Week at The Den, Wardour Street, Soho saw the week long display, starting on February 17th 2016, of work by artist, director and photographer; Nijad Abdul Massih as part of his “Love Me Love Me Not” exhibition during the London Fashion Week.

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Hend Al-Mansour asserts her identity as an Arab artist from within the veiled spaces of the sacred feminine – Artist of The Month

Posted by admin on February 03, 2014  /   no comment

Think of a palimpsest. You might be imagining a manuscript of some kind, maybe papyrus or parchment. Certainly it is an object that has been used more than once to convey a message. For some reason, now lost to us, the previous message is still partially visible and speaks unexpectedly once again. Hend Al-Mansour screen-prints, […]

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The Ancient and The Modern – Shukor Yahya, Artist of the Month

Posted by admin on January 03, 2014  /   no comment

‘The amazing growth of our techniques, the adaptability and precision they have attained, the ideas and habits they are creating, make it a certainty that profound changes are impending in the ancient craft of the Beautiful.’ Paul Valery, Pieces sur l’art The Malaysian artist Shukor Yahya has combined a love of graphics with ways to […]

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Lahd Gallery Picks its Top 3 art books from 2013

Posted by admin on December 23, 2013  /   no comment

If you type art at Christmas or the art of Christmas or Christmas art into Google the results are fascinating. You will turn over a cornucopia of delights ranging from original art works, framed nostalgic Christmas cards, a few posts about making Christmas wreaths and party food and the odd nativity scene. Lahd Gallery just […]

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Geometry and Fragility: The work of Asli Erel – Artist of The Month

Posted by admin on November 01, 2013  /   no comment

Making marks that eventually come to represent something is part of the human experience. Signs and symbols become loaded with meaning. Already there is expectation, epistemologies and a dominant hegemony imbued in the symbols we use everyday. The chosen alphabet identifies a position, a culture. It is more than just a way to communicate. We […]

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