IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL
BRIDING THE GAP
Abu Dhabi Art Panel Discussion (2017) with Kuwaits Poets Society, Jaffat ElAqlam and Banat Collective. Moderated by Raneen Bukhari.
"Female creatives are more comfortable challenging the status-quo."
"The aim is to empower, not to offend."
"We can all teach each other our histories."
"There is no one who is distinctly Rawa"
"I always want my work to represent positivity in Islam and encourage people to be proud of where they came from."
Manar Khalid, a young Saudi girl finding her way through art. She talks to BANAT about being an arab, a women and an artist. Enjoy her naked lady illustrations and slice of life collage zines.
In our second feature series, BANAT asks Amira about the process in her film photography and her throughts on feminism in Arab culture.
BANAT chats with Sarah Ahmed, a multi-media Yemini/Emirati creative, about feminism, glitch art and her successfull online mag, Jaffat El Aqlam.