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Publication about contemporary Middle Eastern arts and culture
EditorJoobin Bekhrad

Reorient is a Canadian online magazine focusing on contemporary Middle Eastern arts and culture. Founded in 2012 by Joobin Bekhrad,[1] it is a non-profit, non-religious, non-political, non-partisan, and non-ideological publication made possible by the efforts of contributors around the world. The areas covered primarily include visual art, music, books and literature, and film.


Reorient has been mentioned and cited in a number of publications and websites from around the world, including Christie's,[2] Newsweek,[3] The Guardian,[4] Campaign Magazine,[5] Cornucopia,[6] Art Dubai,[7] Canvas,[8] Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia,[9] The Huffington Post,[10] Oasis,[11] Art & Antiques,[12] the Cairo Review of Global Affairs,[13] and Ryerson Folio.[14]


  1. ^ "Encounter with Joobin Bekhrad, Founder of Reorient". Artscoops. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  2. ^ Christie's. "Ramhani, Deconstructed", Christie's, New York City, 22 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  3. ^ Isley, Natalie. "Leading Figures in the Art World Support Palestinian Artist Sentenced to Death for Apostasy", Newsweek, New York City, 27 November 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  4. ^ Morris, Natasha. "From Institution to Iranian Revolution: Unedited History 1960 - 2014 ", The Guardian, London, 3 December 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  5. ^ Bekhrad, Joobin. “Art and Iran”, Campaign Magazine, 18 October 2015.
  6. ^ Khroundina, Victoria. "Yaşar Kemal, a Writer’s Hero", Cornucopia, London, 20 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  7. ^ Art Dubai. "Mixtape: Persian Fire", Art Dubai, Dubai, 22 August 2013. Retrieved on 23 October 2013.
  8. ^ Bekhrad, Joobin. "A Show About Nothing", Canvas, Dubai, March 2015.
  9. ^ Bekhrad, Joobin. "Cold Turkey", Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia, Dubai, March 2015.
  10. ^ "Iranian Artist Mona Shomali Addresses Complexities of Feminine Identity In 'That Person Who Is Your Creation'", The Huffington Post, New York City, 26 February 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  11. ^ "The Art Clvb", Oasis Magazine, Jeddah, 29 September 2012.
  12. ^ Pandolfi, Elizabeth. "Rising in the East", Art & Antiques, September 2013
  13. ^ Bekhrad, Joobin. "Tehran Bazaar", Cairo Review of Global Affairs, 6 July 2014
  14. ^ Aghdashloo, Tara. "The Other Middle East", Ryerson Folio, 12 September 2012

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