Themes of Archaic #4: Writing

“I am a letter, therefore I am a poet.” – Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen Writing is one of the seven themes of ‘Archaic,’ the Iraq Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. In light of this, Ruya speaks to the Iraqi-Australian poet Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen (b.1953, Babel Province), whose works weaves together Sufi mysticism and poetry, often focusing on the letter…

Between Thought and Dreams: October Cartoon

The Ruya Foundation has a commissioned the Baghdad-based cartoonist Khudair Alhimyari to produce a monthly cartoon series about art and Iraq. “Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.”