17 March 2013

EXHIBITION 2013: Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj presents “VogueArabe”

On the occasion of Middle East Now 2013, Hassan Hajjaj, one of the most acclaimed Moroccan contemporary artist, presented in Florence his first Italian solo exhibition […]
1 April 2013

SPECIAL GUEST 2013: Hollywood star Stephen Dorff at the festival with “Zaytoun”

The Hollywood star Stephen Dorff was in Florence for the opening of “Middle East Now” festival with the Italian premiere of Zaytoun, the latest film by the […]
10 September 2013


RANA SALAM, special guest of this edition The Lebanese designer Rana Salam, graphic artist among the most popular of the whole Middle East, will be among the […]
22 February 2014

EXHIBITIONS 2014: Occupied Pleasures, Persia Mon Amour, Comic Life of Beirut and many other special projects

Occupied Pleasures, Persia Mon Amour, Comic Life of Beirut and many other special projects. Middle East Now is not only cinema, it showcases also photography, art projects, talks, […]
24 March 2014

EXHIBITIONS 2014: the photographic project “Occupied Pleasures” by Tanya Habjouqa

The photographic project on small daily pleasures of life in the Occupied Territories and Gaza, winner of a World Press Photo 2014 in the category “daily […]
28 February 2015

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2015: Nasser Alzayani in “Finding the Middle East in Florence”

The special project by the young Bahraini artist Nasser Alzayani, produced for the festival 2015. Nasser expresses himself best through drawing, and His artwork usually consists of moments […]
27 May 2015

EXHIBITIONS 2015: “Everyday Middle East”, powerful shots of daily life directly from Instagram

A special photo-exhibition at ETRA Studio Tommasi Gallery, presenting “Everyday Middle East” (@everydaymiddleeast), the Instagram-based
15 March 2016

EXHIBITIONS 2016: “OUR LIMBO” by Natalie Naccache and “LIVE, LOVE, REFUGEE” by Omar Imam

Special events include two exhibitions on Syrian refugees seen as more than statistics: “Our Limbo” by the Lebanese photographer Natalie Naccache, and “Live, Love, Refugee” by […]