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Artists, exhibitions and galleries in London all from or related to the tantalising Middle East.
The Iraqi artist Suad Al Attar, whose intricate paintings are on display at this year's Nour Festival of Contemporary Middle Eastern and North African Arts in London.  Richard Duebel for The National

The Iraqi artist Suad Al Attar, whose intricate paintings are on display at this year's Nour Festival of Contemporary Middle Eastern and North African Arts in London. Richard Duebel for The National

Aidan Salakhova, (background) 'Disclosure' , 2015, diptych of acrylic and pencil on canvas, and (foreground), 'Intercession', 2010-11, triptych of Black Zimbabwean granite and white statuary marble, in 'Revelations' at Saatchi Gallery, London. Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.

Feminism and faith set in stone – ‘Revelations’ by Azerbaijani-Russian artist Aidan at Saatchi Gallery, London

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, from 'Palmyra. Necropolis.' series, 2010, gelatin-silver print, in 'My Sister Who Travels' at Mosaic Rooms, London. Image courtesy the artist.

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, from 'Palmyra.' series, gelatin-silver print, in 'My Sister Who Travels' at Mosaic Rooms, London. Image courtesy the artist.

Lalla Essaydi, ‘Les Femmes du Maroc Fumee d’Ambre Gris’, 2008. “Lalla Essaydi: Beyond Time and Beauty”, Baku Museum of Modern Art, 14 November 2013 – 14 January 2014. Image courtesy the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

Lalla Essaydi, Les Femmes du Maroc: Fumee D’Ambre Gris, 2008 (Please go see this piece in person at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art its insanely striking to stand next to.at least in my opinion.

Kelise Franclemont, ‘Mt Scopus overlooking Jerusalem’, from ‘Postcards from the Land of No People’, 2015, printed postcard. Image courtesy the artist. ‘Ruins of Time’ exhibit reflects upon poetics and possibilities of historic architecture – Crypt Gallery, London | kelise

Kelise Franclemont, 'Mt Scopus overlooking Jerusalem', one of a set in 'Postcards from the land of no people', printed postcards in wooden rack. Image courtesy the artist.

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Tradition is invigorated by contemporary in the Summer Exhibition 2015 at Royal Academy of Arts, London

An Aesthetic Revolt: Two Panels on Poster Art and Rare Radical Film at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA, UK on May 26, 2014 at 6:15 pm - 10:15 pm. Artists, archivists, and scholars trace an illustrated course through works and histories featured in the exhibition The World is With Us: Global Film and Poster art from the Palestinian Revolution. Price: Standard: £10 Advance : £8 Category: Arts

An Aesthetic Revolt: Two Panels on Poster Art and Rare Radical Film at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA, UK on May 26, 2014 at 6:15 pm - 10:15 pm. Artists, archivists, and scholars trace an illustrated course through works and histories featured in the exhibition The World is With Us: Global Film and Poster art from the Palestinian Revolution. Price: Standard: £10 Advance : £8 Category: Arts

Raghad Makhlouf and Wissam al-Ghati, 'Empowering Dialogue through Peace and Art [EBDA]', 2016, film documentary, in 'Create Syria - the future constellation', at House of Vans London, Waterloo. Photo credit: Kelise Franclemont.

‘Create Syria – the future constellation’ in Talking Peace Festival at House of Vans, London – peace through arts, film, food, and tech

Huma Bhabha, 'The Orientalist', 2016, in Sculpture in the City 2016, London. Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.

Huma Bhabha, 'The Orientalist', in Sculpture in the City London.

Painting by Bijan Daneshmand. Chelsea College of Arts alumni return for ‘Fast Forward/Rewind’ show – London | kelise

Painting by Bijan Daneshmand. Chelsea College of Arts alumni return for ‘Fast Forward/Rewind’ show – London

Marcella Mameli-Badi, 'Broken Journeys', 2015, porcelain paper clay, in 'Jerusalem/Home' at P21 Gallery, London. Image courtesy the artist and P21 Gallery. Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.

Marcella Mameli-Badi, 'Broken Journeys', porcelain paper clay, in 'Jerusalem/Home' at Gallery, London. Image courtesy the artist and Gallery.

'Suspended Accounts' at Mosaic Rooms, London, from 14 Jan to 27 Feb 2016. Free admission, step-free access available. More: http://kelise72.com/2016/02/05/young-palestinian-artists-suspended-accounts-mosaic-rooms-london/

'Suspended Accounts' at Mosaic Rooms, London, from 14 Jan to 27 Feb 2016. Free admission, step-free access available. More: http://kelise72.com/2016/02/05/young-palestinian-artists-suspended-accounts-mosaic-rooms-london/

Piero della Francesca, about 1415/20 - 1492, The Nativity, 1470-5, Oil on poplar, 124.4 x 122.6 cm. http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/NG908

Jonathan Jones: Whatever your beliefs, these Renaissance nativity scenes by Piero della Francesca and Sandro Botticelli are peaceful and beautiful.

Bijan Daneshmand, 'Scarlet', 2014, oil on canvas 122 x 183 cm. Image courtesy www.bijandaneshmand.com

The art of Bijan Daneshmand.

Kelise Franclemont, detail ‘A Walk through Palestine’, 2015, iPhone and video, duration 10:00mins (looped).  http://kelisefranclemont.com/2015/11/12/walk-through-palestine-ruins-of-time/ https://vimeo.com/120562198

kelise franclemont, detail 'A Walk through Palestine', iPhone and video, duration (looped)