Misk Art Institute is committed to providing content and context for the Arab art sector through The Art Library: Discovering Arab Artists. This initiative is dedicated to publishing a series of books contextualizing the artistic methods and journeys of prominent Arab artists. The publications, available in Arabic and English, focus on documenting and displaying selected artworks to demonstrate the significant roles these artists have played in shaping the Arab world's modern and contemporary art scenes.
Volumes nine and ten of The Art Library highlight Saudi artist Manal AlDowayan and Emirati artist Hassan Sharif. A selection of the artists’ seminal works is presented alongside written contributions from local and international art critics and curators. The book on Manal AlDowayan is an intimate exploration of her participatory approach to art, which addresses the crucial topic of gender-specific, socio-political obstacles and narratives in Saudi Arabia. Hassan Sharif's book examines the concept of weaving throughout his oeuvre, which became as much a conceptual approach as it was a performative action.