Aga Khan Museum is a unique place to see in Toronto in a beautiful surrounding.
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi arrived at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto one morning this week — slim build, in black jeans, open-necked shirt, neat beard, glasses — looking every bit the hipster Manhattan art maven.
As founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Qassemi is more than comfortable in that world. In fact, cosmopolitan and fluent in several languages, educated in Paris, he’s comfortable in many cultures.
What brought Qassemi to international celebrity was his live-tweeting during the Arab Spring of 2011, which made him a major explainer of the Arab world to the West, a role that remains a point of considerable pride.