In This Issue
This issue of Sekka was produced by an all-women team. Female artists around the world have been underrepresented, and many advocates have campaigned to increase the representation of works by female artists in galleries and museums. As part of our efforts to increase female representation, featured on our cover is art by Menhat Helmy, the pioneering Egyptian artist whose work and legacy we highlight through our cover story interview with her grandson Karim Zaidan.
Letter from the editors
Journalist Karim Zidan is preserving his grandmother’s legacy to inspire the next generation of female Arab artists.
Sharjah Art Foundation’s president and director discusses the emirate’s new Africa Institute and the 30th anniversary of the Sharjah Biennial.
“Its significance, its need, its urgency, is all the more acute today.”
The museum without borders: a new perspective on Palestine one click away.
Explore Saudi’s “all-purpose cultural hub.”
Art Jameel’s Antonia Carver discusses the future of art galleries, museums and fairs in the region in the wake of COVID-19.
Arts and Culture
This young talent is making strides in the male dominated field.
The award-winning translator shares her journey in the world of translation with us.
Mohammad Sharaf humorously captures our new normal.
Meet the Kuwaiti woman behind New Arab Cinema.
“If I could change the views of only 20 per cent of the people who see my photos, that would be an achievement”
Bahraini architect Ali Karimi on housing architecture in the Gulf.
Meet this young Saudi graffiti artist.
“I realized that I could make significant change by creating videos and written content”
They transport us decades back in time.
Kuwaiti animator Sulaiman Al Zuhair is on a special mission these days.
Yousef Albagshi is a versatile artist whose talent knows no bounds.
From Jeddah to Muscat to Kuwait, these spaces should be on your radar.