Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

It is argued that the celebrated Arab protest movements have changed the path of visual arts in the region. Headlines predict that art inspired by the uprisings will be freer and more critical. Artists have partaken in the displays of mass dissent, demonstrating in the streets and protesting further through their work. Inflated claims notwithstanding, and despite unfulfilled hopes, the protests have indeed directed welcome attention to art scenes in Arab cities. Change, many still hope, is finally possible.

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How to cite this article:

Nada Shabout "In Between, Fragmented and Disoriented," Middle East Report 263 (Summer 2012).