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With the official start of Spring just round the corner, we are excited by the lengthening of the days and the numerous art events taking place this month. There is a lot happening! Our newsletter continues to grow and we owe a big thank you to all those who contribute material for it. We are proud that its becoming the ' go to place ' to discover what's on in the world of Contemporary Middle Eastern art .

We are pleased once again to be advising the Artscoops Team for their forthcoming auction in Beirut on 12th March . Click on the banner above for further details and a copy of the catalogue. And for all those who cannot make it to Beirut, we look forward to seeing you at Art Dubai. Now in its 13th year, it has an impressive programme lined up!

Closer to home, we are delighted to announce our online selling exhibition on Artsy in conjunction with the London based Stories Art Gallery. Entitled ' Untold Stories - Syria', it features the works of ten talented artists from the country. Check it out!

Don't forgot as well to scroll down for our Art Matters section, which this month looks at relationship between art and music (we love the Beyoncé and Jay-Z video shot in the Louvre). And finally discover a little bit of culture lurking in a Tunisian cave as featured in our Inspiration slot of the month.

We hope you have a wonderful March, with all best wishes from the JRFA Team

MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Toronto | Toronto, Canada | Until 14 Apr 2019
Fogo Island Gallery | Fogo Island, NL, Canada | Until 27 Apr 2019
10th Year Anniversary
Several locations across Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Scotland, UK | 1-7 Mar 2019
Rich Mix | London, England, UK | 1-10 Mar 2019
Gerald Moore Gallery | London, England, UK | Until 13 Apr 2019
The David Collection | Copenhagen K, Denmark | Until 28 Apr 2019
KW Institute for Contemporary Art | Berlin, Germany | Until 5 May 2019
Tate St Ives | St Ives, England, UK | Until 6 May 2019
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation | Lisbon, Portugal | Until 6 May 2019
Pergamonmuseum. The Panorama | Berlin, Germany | Until 26 May 2019
De La Warr Pavilion | Bexhill-on-Sea, England, UK | Until 27 May 2019
La Piscine - Musée d’Art et d’Industrie André Diligent | Roubaix, France | 9 Mar - 2 Jun 2019
Space @50 | London, England, UK | 19 Mar - 1 Apr 2019
Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, Arts Square | Sharjah, UAE | 9-11 Mar 2019
Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech | Marrakech, Morocco | Until 12 Mar 2019
Institut français de Tanger | Tangier, Morocco | Until 7 Apr 2019
Comptoir des mines galerie | Marrakech, Morocco | Until 22 Apr 2019
MMAG Foundation | Amman, Jordan | Until 5 May 2019
Sursock Museum | Beirut, Lebanon | Until 12 May 2019
Minaretein (Education City Mosque) | Ar-Rayyan, Qatar | 16 Mar - 15 May 2019
Al Mureijah Square | Sharjah, UAE | 7 Mar - 10 Jun 2019
MACAAL (Musée d'Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden) | Marrakesh, Morocco | Until 22 Sep 2019
İstanbul Modern | Istanbul, Turkey | Until 7 Jul 2019
Kansas City Art Institute | Kansas City, MO, USA | Until 16 Mar 2019
The Met Fifth Avenue | New York, NY, USA | Until 12 May 2019
The Met Breuer | New York, NY, USA | Until 2 Jun 2019
Asia Society | New York, NY, USA | 5 Mar - 9 Jun 2019
Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University | Evanston, IL, USA | Until 21 Jul 2019
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Jacksonville | Jacksonville, FL, USA | Until 28 Jul 2019
19 Mar 2019 | Asia House | London, England, UK
14 Mar 2019 at 6:00 pm - 23 May 2019 at 8:00 pm | The Arab British Centre | London, England, UK

Ephemereye | Submission deadline: 6 Jun 2019
Take a look at the compelling links between art and music - whether for fun or for more therapeutic reasons.
A natural cave filled with modern paintings and artwork installations is amongst Tunisia’s hidden cultural treasures.
Located in Tunisia’s Dahmani commune, an hour’s drive away from the capital Tunis, the ‘cultural cave’ was envisioned by Ammar, a painter who, in 1993, decided to use his life savings to turn a 30-meter-deep cave into a cultural hub.
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