Monday, 22 September 2008

Bidoun Canvas - movement!

I have been fond of Canvas for a while now, found it in random places through Kuwait and in Dubai, I found the guide before the magazine, both are issued by the same publisher/ company but vary in content. Canvas is available in many places throughout Kuwait. Canvas for me meant a revolution in attention for art in the middle east and a hope for a more art-aware society in the middle east, it highlights artists and events. UAE has the biggest chunk of the events and I hope we can get to their level, art is a part of a nation's culture.

Bidoun, that I found by coincidence! is yet an other art magazine with a weird name and a more philosophic dimension to the name. I know there might be others out there that I don't know about, but I liked to shed the light on my two next reads :)


Marzouq said...

I tend to like Canvas Magazine too, it brings an interesting view of the Gulf. I wish there was a prevailing quality such as this in Kuwait.

There should be one area in Kuwait designated to only Art Galleries, it would do us wonders.

Q80-Chill Girl said...


I agree and wish for that to happen one day instead of a few scattered here and there some in downtown Kuwait others in Sabhan. I think it would make people here much more tolerant and understanding to our culture and other cultures, art is a practical way to reflect the culture of a community and it increases the acceptance of other countries art and culture, and not just a thing the elite like to see and own :) as many people think!