Shubbak, the London-based festival for contemporary Arabic culture

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London, 16 July 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).

The second edition of Shubbak (which means window in Arabic) ended on 6 July with two events.

The first event consisted in a three-day celebration titled “Ehtifal,” from 4 to 6 July, which was organised by the Serpentine Gallery in partnership with the Qatar Museums Authority. The second event featured a retrospective devoted to 83-year-old artist Ibrahim El-Salahi. The event titled “Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist” is currently being presented by Tate Modern, from 3 July to 22 September 2013, and presents a corpus of works by the artist originally from Sudan.

The event, which lasted fifteen days, featured a vast selection of Arabic creations, ranging from fine arts to theatre, also including music, literature and architecture. The artists presented came from sixteen Arabic nations, representing works illustrating the underground and experimental movements, such as those of Soraya Syed and Hanaa Malallah, as well as renowned works, such as those of Saloua Raouda Choucair and Boushra Almutawakel.

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