Contemporary visual culture from Turkey and beyond – in pictures


As part of a series of events for its 10th anniversary, Istanbul Modern presents an exhibition, titled “Neighbours – Contemporary Narratives from Turkey and Beyond”, highlighting contemporary art from Turkey and its neighbours.

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Contemporary Muslim calligraphy debuts in Malaysia – in pictures


To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Kuala Lumpur’s Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) is displaying its private collection of contemporary Islamic calligraphy publicly for the first time, in an exhibition titled “Nun Wa Al Qalam: Contemporary Muslim Calligraphy”, ongoing until 10 May 2014.

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s first contemporary art museum opens in Benin


Amidst growing interest in art from the region and with the aim of making contemporary arts and culture available to the Beninese public, Zinsou Foundation inaugurated the first museum dedicated to contemporary art in Sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa.

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Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum acquires world class collection of Chinese art


The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection of Modern Chinese Art, considered one of the most significant private collections of its kind, was bequeathed to the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in December 2013.

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The future of art history in Hong Kong: Asia Art Archive’s Pilot Project


Asia Art Archive (AAA) and the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMA) team up to launch the “Hong Kong Art History Research – Pilot Project”, which aims to improve access to art resources.

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