Drawing the Six-Day War

From 5 to 10 June 1967 the Six-Day War briefly erupted between Israel and its neighbouring states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria. The skirmish was one of a series of Arab-Israeli conflicts that flared up during the first three decades of the Cold War, before a ceasefire after the Yom Kippur War of October 1973 ended large-scale hostilities. One of the Israeli soldiers bearing witness … Continue reading Drawing the Six-Day War

The Baghdad Group for Modern Art

On 5 January 1957 the ‘Eisenhower Doctrine’ was established in a speech delivered by the American President. In response to the Suez Crisis in Egypt the previous year, the United States codified its commitment to providing financial and military aid to countries in the Middle East, to support their fight against the spread of Soviet communism. And where politics went, art followed. Yet while modern … Continue reading The Baghdad Group for Modern Art

Exhibition of the Month: Statue of Limitation

A group art exhibition in Dubai is currently exploring how present-day global politics continues to be dominated by unresolved issues from the Cold War. Statue of Limitation plays on legal terminology relating to the time limit on seeking justice to offer ‘an anti-monument to human will, with all its limitations’. The exhibition focuses in particular on the geographic and strategic importance of the Middle East in … Continue reading Exhibition of the Month: Statue of Limitation