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These young Arab artists are using art to get through the COVID-19 pandemic

These young Arab artists are using art to get through the COVID-19 pandemic

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


Image: Instagram/the_adsah

Creatives in the Middle East are getting through the global crisis with a whole new form...

Living in lockdown has brought us to embrace simple acts of kindness and compassion – whether it's coming together in solidarity or hanging out on our balconies at 8PM every night to thank those on the frontline battling the coronavirus first-hand. 

We're currently facing the largest global crisis of recent generations and coming to terms with it is quite simply, extremely difficult. However, it has forced us to take up some new challenges on the way we practice daily life. 

In the Middle East, a plethora of Arab artists have turned that energy towards art and created visual masterpieces that speak volume to the current pandemic. 

Using their platforms to shine the light on COVID-19 – whether that's to spread awareness, appreciation or communication – we've listed our favourite art pieces that will artfully get us through the pandemic. 

Scroll down to browse through them...

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