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Discussing Modern and Contemporary Art of the Middle East with Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Episode Summary

In a region often overlooked on the maps of modern art lovers, one man has made it his mission to inform the world.

Episode Notes

He launched into the screens of the internet savvy almost a decade ago, as a lively and unconventional Twitter commentator about the Arab Spring, but Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi is now known as one of the most passionate champions of Middle Eastern art.

Founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation, Al Qassemi joins us to talk about the state of Middle Eastern art and discusses some of his favorite artists from a region that still isn't well represented in the world's modern art museums. One thing you can definitely say is any conversation with Al Qassemi is sure to be lively.

A special thanks to Twig Twig for the music to this week’s episode. You can listen to that and more at twigtwig.bandcamp.com and other streaming services.

This and more in our current episode of our weekly Art Movements podcast.