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    7 inspiring female Saudi artists you need to know about

    Life

    by Sarah Joseph
    4 hours ago

    With a budding art culture sweeping the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, there are several noteworthy artists who have made an impact in the creative industry.
    From paintings to installations displayed at various exhibitions, these artists are part of the Kingdom’s urban landscape as important messages are conveyed through each piece created.
    Manal AlDowayan

    From capturing highly skilled women working in her highly acclaimed I Am series (2005) to recording fatal accidents involving women school teachers, Manal Al Dowayan highlights unjust social customs through her pieces while also offering channels for women in the Kingdom through her workshops. By addressing her plea of change through her works of art, Manal has also participated in exhibitions regionally at renowned institutions such as the Sharjah Art Foundation.
    To find out more details about her work visit manaldowayan.com
    Huda Beydoun

    The Saudi artist and photographer began her career by teaching children with autism and then eventually ventured into her passion for photography. Capturing the images of the lives of illegal immigrants in Saudi Arabia, her work was published in a series entitled Documenting The Undocumented. After honing her craft, Huda has also started her own agency.
    Mawadah Muhtasib

    Jeddah-based artist Mawdah Muhtasib has always been passionate about art since an early age and has been celebrated for her distinguished paintings across the globe. she also created the first-ever Arabic Calligraffiti typeface that is a combination of Calligraffiti paintings and mirrored Arabic letters. Madwash’s Calligraffiti is a beautiful decorative contemporary Arabic handwritten typeface that is exclusively and exceptionally written from left to right. It is a celebration of a merge of two eras, the legacy of Arabic Calligraphy and the progressiveness of graffiti Art.
    To find out more details about her work visit mawadahmuhtasib.com
    Noura Bouzo

    While not only co-founding the first Arts and Culture magazine in Saudi Arabia and becoming its creative director, Noura is a full-time artist who presents her work at various exhibitions. Known for her most recent exhibition ‘A Miniature (Af)fair, Noura’s works largely cast light on modern Saudi society, making her one of the most playful artists of her time.
    To find out more details about her work visit nourabouzo.com
    Raeda Ashour

    Specializing in miniatures, motifs and Islamic decorative units, Raeda Ashour uses her strong visual sense to incorporate elements inspired by the old Arabian cities with its famous architectural and aesthetic features, as she closely delves into the subject through her practice. By honing her own style through her background, Raeda is highly respected in the art realm for her impactful work.
    For more information visit raedaashour.com
    Sarah Al-Abdali

    Emerging as one of the kingdom’s first street artists, Sarah’s work explores Arab culture and Islamic philosophy in every realm through innovative sources of demonstration such as illustration, painting, ceramics, woodwork, drawing and painting. With her deep appreciation for the land and heritage of her home, Abdali experiments with traditional crafts of the Islamic world as seen in exhibitions around the country.
    To find more details about her work visit sarahalabdali.com
    Lulwah Al-Homoud

    Known as a pioneer in the art industry in Saudi Arabia, Lulwah Al Homoud explores the world of calligraphy and Islamic philosophy carefully through her work. Having published books organizing exhibitions and promoting cross-cultural research, Al Homoud presents a fluid movement through her work which represents both simpleness and complexity, as each piece is balanced.
    To find out more details of her work visit lulwahalhomoud.com
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    Watched XO Kitty? Follow up with 7 other romantic dramas to fill the void

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    by Ruman Baig
    5 mins ago

    Author Jenny Han is back with another teenage drama, but this time, it’s focused on the Gen-Z. XO Kitty is a spin-off of Han’s original ‘To All The Boys I Loved Before.’
    This particular series focuses on the youngest Covey sister, who happens to finally live her own love story after meddling in the love lives of her older sisters. Katherine Song Covey a.k.a Kitty is possibly the bravest out of the three sisters. She goes after what she wants and isn’t afraid to wear her heart on her sleeves.
    Set in the beautiful city of Seoul (the land where all the romantic K-Dramas emerge from), XO Kitty follows the protagonist’s journey of finding love, forging a connection with her late mother and eventually finding herself amidst the chaos.
    What sets this drama apart? It could have easily been a cliché narrative where the boy meets the girl, some silly confusion and then a happy ending. Han approached a different storyline with this show — instead of giving the viewers a simple comfort watch, she toyed with the idea of sexual identity and how feelings can be fickle in your growing years.
    More than the romantic storylines in this show, it’s interesting to watch Kitty find friendships in a new country that become her ultimate source of strength through difficult times.
    Teenage dramas are typically known for pitting young girls against each other over a boy. While in the beginning, it does seem like this show will take a similar route — but through the course of ten episodes, it pivots. A refreshing departure from the girl vs. girl trope.
    Overall, XO Kitty is a perfect watch on a casual Friday night when you aren’t looking for any mind-utilising content. But after you finish the series, it will leave you in a warm and fuzzy place.

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    Rihanna and A$AP Rocky reveal the name of their first born

    Life

    by Ruman Baig
    2 hours ago

    Remember when Rihanna broke the internet after she announced her pregnancy last year? Her and A$AP Rocky’s first-born son recently turned one and to celebrate the occasion, the parents finally revealed his name.
    Born on May 13, 2022, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky named their baby boy RZA Athelston Mayers. The doting dad shared a sweet birthday wish where he mentioned his name, “WU TANG IZ 4 DA CHUREN. HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY TO MY 1st BORN . RZA.”
    For the first few months of their baby’s life, both Rihanna and A$AP kept any and every information about him private. It was only recently when the Grammy-winning artist started sharing a few glimpses of her wonder boy with the world.

    Just as iconic as her first pregnancy announcement, Rihanna shared the news about expecting her second baby while performing high up in the sky for this year’s Super Bowl. Dressed in a custom red bodysuit, the beaty moghul returned to the stage after a long hiatus and left the crowd cheering for more reasons than one.
    Ever since, Rihanna and her glorious bump has made many public appearances. Whether it’s the Oscars or the Met Gala, both A$AP and Rihanna have been serving some serious sartorial looks.

    As the musical legends celebrate one year of being parents, here’s a precious photo diary that summarises what it entailed.

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    Everything to know about the upcoming ULTRA music festival in Abu Dhabi

    Lifestyle

    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    One of the most highly-anticipated music festivals is coming to Abu Dhabi in March 2023.
    Since its inception in Miami in 1999, ULTRA Music Festival has grown into an internationally renowned, three-day event that showcases top-tier electronic music acts and unparalleled production every March.
    After gaining worldwide traction, this festival has paved its way to the Middle East.
    So, if you’re looking for upcoming plans in the month, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming ULTRA Music Festival in Abu Dhabi.
    When is it happening?
    This first-of-its-kind festival in the UAE is set to take place on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday March 5, 2023.
    Venue
    The festival will take place at the largest open-air venue in the region, Etihad Park, located on Yas Island. One of the world’s fastest-growing leisure and entertainment destinations and a pinnacle of luxury in the United Arab Emirates, Yas Island will provide the perfect setting for the destination festival.

    Phase one headliners
    With top global DJs all set to play at this enticing music festival, the lineup includes Adam Beyer, Afrojack, Amelie Lens, Calvin Harris, ILLENIUM, KSHMR, NGHTMRE, Sasha_John, Digweed andSkrillex.
    Final line up
    ULTRA’s famed resistance concept has added five more industry stalwarts to the event. Ilario Alicante, Kolsch, Melanie Ribbie, Mind Against and Pan-Pot are the latest world-class acts set to grace the Resistance stage this year.
    Premium offerings
    ULTRA Abu Dhabi will offer a Premium General Experience pass that allows access holders to dedicated entrance gates, toilets, F&B offerings as well as their own lounge area where they can experience the most amazing night of their lives.
    A VIP experience
    The concert will also offer bespoke VVIP Experiences at both stages, packed with bottle service, mind-blowing theatrics, and the very best view in the house. Details on table sales will be announced shortly on ULTRA Abu Dhabi’s social media channels and website.
    Tickets
    The advance 2-day tickets are priced at Dhs480 and regular are priced at Dhs540 for general admission. The premium general admission 2-day tickets are priced at Dhs680 and regular 2 day are priced at Dhs765. They can now be purchased online at ultraabudhabi.com
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