Sara Makari-Aghdam: ‘Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia’

‘Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia’ is a unique presentation of art inspired by the popular music of pre-revolutionary Iran and Anatolia. It has been gathered together by Sara Makari-Aghdam, a young North East England based curator of Azeri-Turk, Persian and English descent. Sara was born in Stockton-on-Tees. She studied BA (hons) in History of Modern Art, Design ...

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Mohammed Ali is a pioneer in the street-art movement, internationally famous for fusing street art with Islamic script and patterns to deliver powerful and moving messages. In his work art meets faith, identity and social change, changing the visual landscapes of the cities we live in. He still lives in Birmingham where he was born and raised. From there he travels globally, inspiring ...

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Creative manifestations of art, music, visual media, the written word and much more.

All Artists

Creative manifestations of art, music, visual media, the written word and much more.

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An Age of Rage by Muddasir Ramzan

I noticed on Facebook that some of my friends in London had marked themselves safe. Baffled, I checked the news and read that there was an attack ...

Manchester Love Spreads by Sadek Hamid

“Again, I mourn the murders of people I never knew. Again, I am harassed & told to atone for terror I did not and would never ...

Multiculturalism in an Age of Brexit and Trump by Tahir Abbas

The renowned Lord Professor Bhikhu Parekh spoke at the annual Ibn Rushd Lecture of the Muslim Institute, held at the Art ...

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CM22: Utopias

Boyd Tonkin surfs the coast of utopia, Bruce Wannell explores the Gardens of Paradise, Hassan Mahamdallie joins the community of Findhorn, Marco Lauri dissects ibn Tufayl's utopian masterpiece, Medina Whiteman's parents escape to Andalucia, Nazry Bahrawi reflects on the Islamic legacy of utopian thought, Sadek Hamid dissects Khilafatopia of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Yasmin Khan reads ...

Grenfell Shows Just How Britain Fails Migrants by Nesrine Malik

On the north Kensington streets, the truth of multicultural London is apparent - there is no cheaper life than that of a poor refugee.

Muslim Institute Fifth Annual Ibn Rushd Lecture: Multiculturalism in an Age of Brexit and Trump

The Muslim Institute's Fifth Annual Ibn Rushd Lecture took place on Tuesday 9 May 2017, at the illustrious Art Workers' Guild ...

A Beginner's Guide to Andalusi Calligraphy

This is the story of a calligraphic script that is almost extinct, yet which was once a crucial part of the most extraordinary cultural ...