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“The New Avant-garde in Dubai Radically Challenges East and West”

Stephen Phillips’ article “The New Avant-garde in Dubai Radically Challenges East and West” is published in Dubai’s Brownbook magazine.

“Fervent embrace of avant-garde art and architecture in Dubai among other cities of the United Arab Emirates has radically challenged perceptions of Middle Eastern Culture worldwide. The ‘Dubai effect’ can be strongly felt in cities across the globe—including Los Angeles—where new attitudes, discourse, and resources are emerging for artists and architects in the wake of a new global intelligence that is cutting through centuries of misunderstanding between the East and the West. Contemporary California architect, professor, and theorist Stephen Phillips and renowned Dutch photographer Monica Nouwens surveyed a diverse group of Middle Eastern artists and architects in Los Angeles to get the candid story of these exciting changes as they affect the LA scene.”

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