Between Heaven & Hell: Contemporary Art from the Middle Eastern Diaspora

Neery Melkonian

Political instability, the hardships of economic survival, civil wars, religious intolerance and continued struggles for self determination in the Middle East have led to migrations to the Western world in unprecedented numbers. These massive movements across frontiers have resulted in the proliferation of diasporas with their corresponding visual cultures, yet to this day no substantial effort has been made to make this topic an integral part of current cultural debates.


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