Nabil Mousa is among a small but growing number of L.G.B.T. artists of Arab descent incorporating their sexual identity into their work. In doing so, they confront their own apprehensions, along with censorship and surveillance in the Arab world, and what educators and curators say is a reluctance by some institutions in the United States to exhibit their work on its artistic rather than political merit.
"What really moves me is a feeling that wells up inside of me, like when a leaf falls from a tree, and it floats in the air before it hits the ground. That moves me. It’s the struggle of people; the abuse of the weak; the loving kindness that someone shows. Those are my inspiration."
Russian artist Andrei Sharov's love for color has taken his from the world of high fashion to the painted canvas
The State Tretyakov Gallery together with Salamatina Gallery (New York) organized two lectures with experts in American art as part of the exhibition project "The Triumph of Kaissa. Dedication to Duchamp", which focused on the relationship of modern art to the game of chess.