The Ruya Foundation’s new publication Art and Its Objects: Five Essays on Contemporary Art Selected by Jonathan Watkins is being distributed for free in art spaces and cultural centres across cities in the Middle East. The book includes a selection of essays on contemporary art which have been translated to Arabic and is part of Ruya’s new educational publishing initiative. It aims to give the Arabic-speaking artistic community access to important contemporary literature on art and its practices.

Below is the list of current distribution points:


Basra Association of Fine Artists, Basra

Burj Babel Centre for Media Development, Abu Nawas Street, Baghdad

Coffee and Books Coffeehouse, Karrada, Baghdad

Erbil Citadel, Downtown Erbil, Erbil

Ridhaa Alwan Coffeehouse, Karrada, Baghdad

Shabandar Coffeehouse, Mutannabi Street, Baghdad

For distribution in Basra, Hilla, Sulaymaniya and other cities, please contact: [email protected]


Agial Gallery, 63 Abdul Aziz street, Hamra district, Beirut,

Beirut Art Centre, Jisr Al Wati, Building 13, Street 97, Zone 66, Adlieh

Dar Bistro & Books, Roma Street, Wardieh Hamra, Beirut

Librairie Internationale, Gefinor, Hamra, Beirut

Mansion, Abdul Kader Street, Zoukak El Blatt, Beirut

Marfa’, Charles Helou Bus Station, Port Beirut Free Zone, Beirut

Metro, Sarolla Building, Minus 2, Hamra, Beirut

Saleh Barakat Gallery, Clemenceau, Justinian Street, Beirut

Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Tannous Building – Quarantine, Beirut

T-Marbouta, Hamra Square Center, Main Street, Hamra, Beirut

Palestinian Territories

Birzeit University Museum, Birzeit University Campus, Main Library building, Ground floor. P.O.Box 14, Birzeit, West Bank

Palestine Museum, Museum Street, Birzeit, West Bank


ArtBAB, Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Center (BIECC), Manama


Nabad Art Gallery, 46 Uthman bin Affan Street, PO Box 2966, First Circle Jabal Amman, Amman

Darat Al Funoon / Khaled Shoman Foundation, 13 Nadeem al Mallah st. (main entrance), Jabal al Weibdeh, Amman

Dar Al Anda Gallery, 3 Dhirar Bin Al Azwar Street, Jabal al Weibdeh, Amman

Orfali, Umm Uthaina, Kufa St., Cupertino, P.O.Box 830971, Amman

NOFA Creative Space, Othman Bin Afnan Street, 2nd Villa, Amman

Jordan Arts and Crafts Centre, 14 Mansour Kreishan St. 2nd Circle, Amman


Dar Merit
Dar Tanmia, 19 Huda Shaarawi St., Bab Al Louq, Cairo

Café Kunst, 28 Sherif Basha Street, Abdeen, Cairo

Contemporary Image Collective, 4th Floor, 22 Abdel Khalek Thawrat Street, Downtown, Cairo

Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad al Mohamin, Qasr Al Nile, Cairo

Cairo Atelier, Qasr Al Nile, Cairo

Townhouse, 3 Hussein Basha Al Meamari, Marouf, Qasr an Nile, Cairo

Margo Veillon Gallery of Modern Egyptian Art, American University of Cairo, 113 Kasr Al Aini St, P.O. Box 2511, Cairo

Mashrabia Art Gallery, 8 Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Gallery Picasso, Hassan Assem, Mazhar, Zamalek, Cairo

Nile Art Gallery, 14 Mataza Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Safar Khan Gallery, 6 Brazil Street, Cairo

Art Corner Gallery, Sayed Al Bakry Street, Cairo

Karim Francis Gallery, Bab Al Louq, Cairo


Darat Al Funoon, P.O.Box: 3899, Safat 13039, Kuwait

Visual Therapy, The Print Room, Waves Center, 5th Street, Shuwaikh

The Sultan Gallery, 168 Mubarak Al Kabeer St, Kuwait City