Elmgreen & Dragset Will Present Major Artwork At This French Art Fair In October

French contemporary art fair FIAC’s Hors les Murs programme in collaboration...

Artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset (Danish Michael Elmgreen and Norweigan Ingar Dragset) exhibit widely across the globe, and have shows lined up in Portugal, France, the UK and the USA this year and next.

Review: Iranian-American Painter Nicky Nodjoumi At Dubai's The Third Line

Nicky Nodjoumi’s exhibition that ran until 31 July revealed fractured figures...

Five men appear on centre stage in a circular form holding what appear to be mirrors. Their movements profess distress, anger and discontentment. As they wrestle with one another, shoving their long mirrors out in anguish, one captures the reflection of the central figure—the man that everyone seems to be attacking—and his face takes on the likeness of a pale Donald Trump, but with horns.

Artist Known As Iran's Banksy Raises Hope Through Art

Tehran-based painter Mehdi Ghadyanloo is a contemporary artist working to...

He has been compared to René Magritte and Giorgio de Chirico for his painterly brilliance, evocative subject matter and use of colour; Le Corbusier, for his gentle architectural lines; and now Banksy for his street art. Born and raised near the agricultural fields in the suburbs of Tehran, Iranian painter Mehdi Ghadyanloo has become a household name in his native homeland.

Toronto's Aga Khan Museum Houses Treasures From The Fatimid Dynasty

The exhibition in the first North American museum to house artworks from the...

A recent acquisition of the Aga Khan Museum, founded in 2014 as the first in North America dedicated to promoting Islamic art and culture, is an intricate mother-of-pearl and black lacquer tray from Gujarat, India, showing nine winged angels, with a reputed $1 million price tag.

How This South African Gallery Is Promoting Contemporary African Art

When a gallery’s focus is set firmly on its relationships with its artists,...

Stevenson gallery in South Africa is unassuming: a grey wall and inset doorway on a busy street that cuts through the industrial neighbourhood of Woodstock, just outside of Cape Town’s CBD. It’s hard to imagine that inside are pieces by some of the continent’s most important contemporary artists. Further north, in Stevenson’s Johannesburg location, the gallery is equally understated—though this time situated in trendy Braamfontein, the same suburb as Constitution Hill.

LACMA's Show Of Contemporary Iranian Art To Tell Tales Of An Inescapable Past

An ideologically charged exhibition of contemporary Iranian art at the Los...

Our hearts bound by the memory of the lambs of splendor, in the fields of empty days,
our swords rusty, worn out, and weary,
our drums, forever silent,
our arrows, broken winged.
We are the conquerors of the cities gone with the wind.

A Show Of Female Middle Eastern Artists Travels To Nashville

Having just finished a two-month show in Seattle, CARAVAN takes group...

CARAVAN, a global peace-building arts non-profit with Egyptian origin, has shaken up the Middle East with its exhibitions and international tours that have encouraged dialogue between the Middle East and the West to promote greater intercultural understanding. Founded by Paul-Gordon Chandler in 2009, the organisation has earned a reputation as a flag-bearer of peace for its efforts to break down stereotypes and bring communities together.

Calling All Arts Writers: Art Jameel Announces Residency

The three-month Art Jameel Commissions: Arts Writing and Research should...

Does a writing-focused residency pique your interest? Submissions are now open for the second edition of Art Jameel Commissions that calls on creatives with a penchant for arts writing and research to put forth their proposals. Fronted by Saudi non-profit organisation Art Jameel, the commissions programme will offer the winner a three-month residency in 2019 at Jameel Arts Centre that opens on 11 November this year.

Arya Tabandehpoor’s exhibition ‘Corruption, Retooling, Connection’ dissects the cultural manifestations inherent in technology

On view at Tehran’s Mohsen Gallery is a show that explores the relationship...

Fragmented images of destitute landscapes with punctured, unrecognizable objects seem conjure up feelings of weakness and disability. For Iranian photographer Arya Tanandehpoor technology defines the way that culture is understood and ulitised. In today’s techno-oriented world, where the Internet has become a basic human need, so too have error and malfunction have become inseparable parts of our perception of technology, Tanandehpoor believes.


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