The Arts of Islam
Treasures from the Nasser D. Khalili Collection
Exhibition and Symposium at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Emirates Palace Auditoriu, Abu Dhabi Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares
Arts of Islam Symposium Program
The Symposium held in association with the exhibition The Arts of Islam: Treasures from the Nasser D. Khalili Collection. Master of Ceremonies: H.E. Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Vice Chairman of ADACH and...
Persepolis, story of an Iranian childhood
An animated biography of an Iranian woman
Sometimes the story about important developments in the Arab world are best told by reports about personal experiences. And sometimes the narrative can be more poignant when represented in a simple...
From Amulet to Art Nouveau24Aug 2007
The history of printing in the Arab world and Europe is the story of a 500-year exchange of technology, imagery and design. The Arabs adopted printing long before Gutenberg, but did not use it for...
In defence of a remarkable exhibition
The Spirit & Life exhibition
It was rather surprising to find the Spirit & Life exhibition in London dismissed on the Khatt site as just "another Arabic cliché exhibition". In the first place it is not, and nowhere...
The Kitabat conference
The first major Arabic calligraphy and typography conference in the Middle East.
Dubai, 5 - 8 April 2006 Hosted by the Visual Communication Department at the American University in Dubai, in partnership with the Khatt Foundation (Center for Arabic Typography, Amsterdam) and...
Designer and professor of graphic design
Zeina Maasri is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at the American University of Beirut and a practicing graphic designer. She has been conducting research since 2004 on the political posters...
Book: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares
This book is out of print
Copyright©2007. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares Published by BIS Publishers, Amsterdam. 2007 ISBN 978-90-6369-124-0 A new edition is available for ordering from Khatt Books. Click here to place your order.
Matthias Hillner was born in Germany, where he trained first in photography, then in visual design. He received his MA in Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in 2001, and...
Artist, writer, and filmmaker who lives and works in Beirut
She has created numerous installations, literary works, and artworks addressing issues that range from human rights to hymenoplasty. Touma has participated in exhibitions in Lebanon, Egypt, and...
Born in Beirut in 1965, he is a curator, video documentary maker and a lecturer in new media aesthetics. His fields of specialties are visual culture aesthetics, multi-media studies and the history...
Calligrapher and visual artist
Brody Neuenschwander is a calligrapher and text artist working in a variety of media. He has studied Arabic and Japanese calligraphy in order to create a new form of western calligraphy. He has...
independent curator and critic
Is an independent curator and critic based in Rotterdam when not roaming in the Middle East.
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artist illustrator designer writer educator in other words desillustwrartucator
Dangerous Lingerie and Other Mid East Street…22Aug 2007
The Arab street – its vibrancy, innovativeness, traditions of design and contemporary expression – has been obscured by geopolitical issues. Any attempt to deviate from the established line that the...
Arab type and graphic designer
Lara Assouad Khoury is an independent graphic and type designer with a particular interest in the relation between Arabic and Latin writing systems and multicultural identities. She has researched...
Joost van Schendel
BULAAQ Publishing is a small, independent and non-religious publishing house. We publish only in Dutch on the Middle East, North Africa and Islam in the fields of history, language, politics, poetry
Born in Naples, Italy. At the crossing point of video-art, new media art and generative design, his work moves from the necessity to explore relations and interconnections between musical and visual...
new media theorist
Vito Campanelli lectures on the theory and technology of mass communication at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. He is a freelance curator of digital culture events and co-founder of MAO...
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Rocket Cinema Festival24Oct 20091Nov 2009
Dit najaar vindt de tweede editie van het Rocket Cinema Festival plaats, op de mooiste locaties in Amsterdam. Het festival bestaat uit zes avonden met zeer bijzondere filmvoorstellingen, van...