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THE PALESTINIAN MUSEUM: TRANSCENDING BORDERS


A special word from Director General of the Palestinian Museum, Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, PhD, discussing the history and mission of the Museum, and its preparedness to react to the current lockdown as part of its structural positioning within an occupied space. The feature is accompanied by an in-depth guided tour of the Museum’s latest exhibition, exploring representations of Palestinian land and natural geography through an array of political posters.




IN CONVERSATION: UAE ARTIST COLLECTIVE BAIT 15 CO-FOUNDERS WITH CURATOR MUNIRA AL SAYEGH


BAIT 15 is an artist-run studio and exhibition space housed in a residential home in Abu Dhabi, founded in 2017 by Afra Al Dhaheri, Hashel Al Lamki, and Maitha Abdalla. BAIT (meaning home in Arabic) 15’s co-founders join independent curator Munira Al Sayegh in conversation to discuss their journey so far, highlights from their residency and exhibition programmes, as well as thoughts on what the future holds for BAIT 15 and the artist-run ecology of the UAE.





A FOCUS ON NON-PROFIT ART FOUNDATIONS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH: THE SAMDANI ART FOUNDATION


Watch Samdani Art Foundation Director Nadia Samdani discuss the Foundation’s new initiative Art Around the Table, which engages with literal and figurative tables across Bangladesh and globally via contributions by artists, curators and writers including Rana Begum, Habiba Nowros and Gidree Bawlee.





KHALEEJI POP: BAHRAINI ARTIST COLLECTIVE TOO FAR EXPLORES ARABIAN GULF’S POP MUSICAL TRADITIONS


Bahrain-based artist-run platform Too Far has delved into the history and cultural impact of Khaleeji (Arabian Gulf) pop music through an interactive lecture. The online lecture provides perspective on the roots of Khaleeji pop, its evolution throughout the decades, and its impact on musical production and cultural identity in the region.