Canvas is a bi-monthly magazine distributed across the world, offering the very best in art and culture from the Middle East and Arab world.


Reflections on Self

One of the greatest living Iranian artists, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian celebrates her pursuit of geometry over four decades with a landmark exhibition in New York.  



On the day before escalating tensions with Hamas saw the Israeli Defense Forces to launch a ground invasion of Gaza, an exhibition opened at the New Museum in New York, which presents that region’s thorny history through documentary-driven works by 45 artists and artist collectives from 15 countries with various degrees of connection to the Arab world. It invites reflection on the process of recording, interpreting, editing and presenting historical narratives, both personal and collective. 



A review of 70 Years of Contemporary Art in Jordan, which opened at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman and which presents local art in the I hopes of engaging audiences in stimulating dialogue. 


Dream a Little Dream

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige speak to me at The Third Line in Dubai before the opening of their show Lebanese Rocket Society and the unveiling of their video installation A Letter Can Always Reach its Destination at Art Dubai. While the duo usually avoid fairs, “because it is not the artist’s place”, they credit Art Dubai with catapulting regional artists onto the international radar.