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Calling Calouste: New Iraqi Photography at the Gulbenkian Building, Baghdad

Ruya has commissioned ‘Calling Calouste’, an exhibition of new Iraqi photography. The show will be held at the Ministry of Culture’s Gulbenkian Building in Baghdad that opens on 1 October. The exhibition, conceived by Ruya’s Iraq Director, Furat al Jamil, in close collaboration with the artists, brings together young, emerging and established photographers from across…

Projects

Calling Calouste: An exhibition of new Iraqi photography in Baghdad

Ruya has commissioned ‘Calling Calouste’, an exhibition of new Iraqi photography. The show will be held at the Ministry of Culture’s Gulbenkian Building in Baghdad that opens on 1 October. The exhibition, conceived by Ruya’s Iraq Director, Furat al Jamil, in close collaboration with the artists, brings together young, emerging and established photographers from across…

Ruya Labs

Ruya Labs will be hosted throughout the year in Baghdad, with the aim of nurturing creativity, freedom of expression and international collaborations between artists and cultural professionals. Our past labs are listed below.

Journal

The Art Market: November Cartoon Series by Khudair Alhimyari

For November, Ruya has commissioned a weekly cartoon series on The Art Market, by Baghdad-based caricaturist Khudair Alhimyari. This week’s drawing is a reflection on the aesthetic value of art. The cartoon below looks at the supply of art versus the demand.   Below, art also migrates from Iraq, in what is described as “the depression of the art market”.…

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November 4
Cartoon 

The Art Market: November Cartoon Series by Khudair Alhimyari

For November, Ruya has commissioned a weekly cartoon series on The Art Market, by Baghdad-based caricaturist Khudair Alhimyari. This week’s drawing is a reflection on the aesthetic value of art. The cartoon below looks at the supply of art versus the demand.   Below, art also migrates from Iraq, in what is described as “the depression of the art market”.…
The Basra Museum's first gallery includes over 440 objects excavated from sites in Basra and Southern Iraq.  (c) UNAMI PIO.
Exhibition 

The Basra Museum Opens its First Gallery After Over Twenty Years of Inactivity.

The Basra Museum opened its first gallery in September 2016 after over twenty years of inactivity. The opening of the new gallery, with 440 artefacts and objects from Basra’s excavated sites, represents the first major milestone in an eight-year project to reinstate the museum, by the British Army, the UK-based charity the Friends of Basra…
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News 

5th Çanakkale Biennial Cancellation

We regret that the 5th Çanakkale Biennial, which was scheduled to open on 24 September, has been cancelled due to developments within a political agenda that is contradictory to the basis of the Çanakkale Biennial Initiative (CABININ). We are saddened by the turn of events and our thoughts are with the organisers and artists involved…