First published on CNN International on June 2, 2016. By Jon Jensen DUBAI – It boasts the Guinness world record for hosting the longest graffiti scroll in the world — but unlike other major metropolises, don’t expect to see much street art in Dubai. That’s because graffiti is illegal in the United Arab Emirates. Aside from dust … Read More
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Meet the man who sculpted Saddam Hussein
Iraqi artist Natiq Al-Alousi, who once worked for Saddam Hussein, struggles to find buyers in the UAE. Produced by CNN’s Jon Jensen in Abu Dhabi.
Who will win battle for the new Tunisia?
When artist Nadia Jelassi exhibited work in Tunis last year, she hoped the piece would prove a talking point. But the reaction was much stronger than she bargained for.
Doors Open at Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art
The largest collection of Islamic art in the world is back on display. Today, Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art officially opened after nearly a decade of renovation. Story published October 25, 2010 by Daily News Egypt.
Glassblower in Egypt
Shaping molten glass is more than an art. The modern craft often involves tough working conditions and has been affected by a rise in material costs. Originally published by Daily News Egypt on July 8, 2009.