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New Details of Iraq’s Venice Biennale Pavilion

By John Lee. The Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq has announced its plans for the Iraq Pavilion at this year’s 56th Venice Biennale. Titled “Invisible Beauty,” the presentation will feature two generations of Iraqi photographers, in the shape of Latif Al Ani and Akam Shex Hadi, performance artist Rabab Ghazoul, ceramicist and sculptor Salam […]

Iraqi Art Goes Global

By John Lee. Britain’s South London Gallery has put on a diverse display of contemporary Iraqi art, to excellent reviews such as this one in London’s Evening Standard. Events magazine Time Out also praised the exhibition. The exhibition, entitled Welcome to Iraq was first displayed last year at the Venice Biennale. Art critic Ben Luke noted how the show’s […]

Iraq’s Film Industry Hits Bottom

By Ali Abdulameer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. One of the strange indicators in Iraqi culture today is the graduation of dozens of cinema and cinematic art enthusiasts from the film departments in academies and technical institutes every year. Yet, […]

Ministry of Culture Curtails Performing Arts

By Ali Abdulameer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The activities that have begun to move forward in the Iraqi cultural scene continue to be afflicted by the woes inherent in a complete reliance on the government, as was the case […]