Any genuine art should, at the very least, offer a new perspective on the way we view life, and provide us with some food for thought. Hopefully, we’ll also gain some aesthetic enjoyment from the work in question and, possibly, even move on to the next creation with a smile on our face. Nevet Yitzhak’s Orient Express exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art duly provides all that, and more.

In fact, Yitzhak has taken the reevaluation business a step further. Orient Express, curated by Sally Haftel Naveh, comprises half a dozen video and animation works that not only shed new and more user-friendly light on some venerated avenues of creativity in the sphere of Islamic culture, it does so with items housed in the very repository which hosts her exhibition.

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